Every startup needs to pick a development stack. This choice is essential and has great impact on the team productivity. There are numerous options that need to be considered carefully. First you have to set your topmost goals and hardest challenges. Usually, the time available is one of the critical assets you must consider.
Meteor offers a full-stack solution and might be cure-all solutions for startups. Let’s have a run through it:
- Get started in two hours. The Meteor’s “Getting Started” tutorial could be followed by startup people with basic programming skills, then jump straight into coding. The code is easy to understand. There is no need to understand both js frontend and php frameworks, plus to know how the entire tech-stack.
- Hiring Smart people is easier. There is no need to look for full-stack developers. With meteor it is JS everywhere and you need pure JS devs only. Young, passionate developers with no experience in many technologies could carry out the workload.
- Reactive Rendering for Free. A prominent feature of Meteor is a reactive front-end. This means that all elements of the app are automatically updated everywhere. No deployment scripts, manual deploying, frequent updates here and there.This video shows the real-time updates in Meteor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h8hvQgt2wA
- One-Click Deployments. This is one of the most convenient Meteor features. Usually, the time to set-up the environment and deploying app is a necessity. Troubleshooting could take longer than expected and cannot be neglected. With Meteor, no additional set-up and installations are required. There is a free hosting solution where devs could do one-click deployment. You can have a look on the deployment how-to.
- Fast growing community. A strong community around certain technology is a prerequisite for its adoption. It could be really hard if you get stuck working on some obscure technology. There are 15,000 Meteor-related questions on Stack Overflow, so you won’t be alone.