Meteor to speed up Web App development
Straddling the ongoing OS fragmentation divide through a web app may sound like the best thing to do when developing such an app but straddling the interaction between the client, server, multiple devices and a ton of cloud services while still having to deal with legacy infrastructure isn’t as easy as it should be. This is exactly the thought of new startup Meteor as they look to rapidly speed up Web App development by making these processes available to developers in the most painless and elegant way possible. In essence the founders of Meteor are looking to create a modular framework unlike anything else on the market.
What marks Meteor so differently is that the team is comprised of former Rockstar developers for a number of other up-and-rising startups including Geoff Schmidt, Miro, Matt DeBergalis, Nick Martin and David Greenspan. Kudos have been given by numerous other big names including Garry Tan of Posterous, Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Asana and Facebook and a number of other major players in the web app development field. According to the main site, Meteor offers:
- Live page updates
- Clean, powerful data synchronization
- Latency compensation
- Hot Code Pushes
- Sensitive code runs in a privileged environment
- Fully self-contained application bundles
- Smart Packages
Meteor is still currently in development itself and as such is still in preview mode. According to the site Meteor should be released any time between two months to a year and is licensed as open-source software under the GPL.
By Muz Ismial
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