Meteor Web Framework - Why I can't use it yet
- Spent about 10 hours playing with Meteor http://www.meteor.com/
- Web-app goal: Searching http://500px.com and http://instagr.am for interesting photos
- 1st iteration: Using node.js + express + connect-auth to search
- 2nd iteration: Trying to use Meteor to implement #3 above. Bump into a few obstacles and realised that Meteor use case is different. — Meteor is designed from the ground up to have a very tight integration between client/server stack (which is very good in some cases).
— hence no REST end points implementation (is it coming? not sure… can’t see it on Github issue tracker), refer how-should-i-run-a-rest-api-with-meteor ---- Meteor.call() defines an entry point on the server which the client can call, however this is not REST-based.
— This means my native iPhone / Android app will have issues calling the server side end points
- For now I’ll go back to the Express land and implement my REST end points there, waiting for meteor to have REST end point,
and wondering when Node.js can hot-push code into the browser (save me from refreshing the browser manually)
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