tldr; There are experts, and there are experts.
Recently I came across evidence for time travel. I am referring to this blog post from 2016 - and outlining the same here in full glory.
This post, as you have misread by now, is not about bashing some other blog. The authors do a good job by themselves. My intent is also not to warn the world of the danger of just listening to experts and wasting days/weeks on a framework that might not be worth the effort.
Just because very few people use them, and unless you are a Guru (you should not be reading this post if you’re), you will find it difficult to debug silliest of the issues.
I was and am a fan of MeteorJS. I experimented quite a bit on the framework before moving on elsewhere.
- MeteorJS makes it really easy to build stuff
- Reactivity is out of the box - changes made by one user get pushed out to others. If that is not magic, I would have headed to Hogwarts for a refresher course
- Don’t worry about calling APIs, segregating code, worrying about validations etc. - Meteor takes care of all that
I also had issues -
- Meteor was getting adjusted to the new React, etc. world and Blaze was getting less popular
- Though you will find a tonne of materials on resolving issues - those were not relevant anymore
- Conventions were lax. There were developers continuing to use the “old way”, but the documentation moved on to new standards. New = better, but it was hard to get help
- get help faster. A lot of beginners are making the same mistakes
- depend on the framework to move fast and fix issues, improve performance and align to newer standards in the ecosystem (mostly)
In closing.. what say you, fellow human?