Up in Hours: Building Apps Quickly with JavaScript in Meteor

A session at Boise Code Camp 2016

Saturday 19th March, 2016

1:40pm to 2:55pm (MST)

Session Level: 200

Let's say you have an idea for an app. Lets say this app needs user authentication, real-time functionality, an app-store-ready mobile version, and a lot of moving parts. If you're not a millionaire retiree, you might not have the time or the funds to build the app using conventional means. Maybe you aren't ready to gamble a year of your life away before you know your app is market ready. What if I said a handy, all-inclusive framework called Meteor can make your app project feasible?

Meteor is a real-time JavaScript app platform built on top of Node.js. With Meteor, all you need is an intermediate knowledge of Javascript and a smidge of command-line savvy to build out extremely feature-rich applications for web and mobile.

I've prototyped dozens of applications using Meteor and will attempt to show you the capabilities of this framework. I'll go through a step-by-step process of how an app is built for beginner and intermediate developers with some lesser-known insights for advanced devs. I'll also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the platform so you can decide if its right for you.

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Dom Ramirez

Partner at Pixel and Line ~ Web Developer/Designer ~ Tenacious Entrepreneur bio from LinkedIn

I'm a Boise-area born and raised web developer, user experience designer, and entrepreneur. I'm also a founding partner in a 30+ person software development agency called Pixel & Line; the fastest growing agency in Boise.

With a passion for all things complex, I started developing websites and businesses in my late teens. It wasn't long before I shifted my sights away from websites and toward applications. Designing and developing in a variety of environments has given me a skill for viewing projects from different perspectives.

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Time 1:40pm2:55pm MST

Date Sat 19th March 2016

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