Sunday, November 24, 2013

Meteor Alternative to MongoDB Full Text Search

I was going to title this post Meteor Impact: What To Do When Your App Blows Up!.  I chose otherwise because the issue we ran into had nothing to do with Meteor and everything to do with how I had designed the application.  As well, it sent me down an interesting rabbit hole in search of a solution to the problems we were experiencing within our application and I felt the title needed to be a bit more indicative of that.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Getting CRUDy with Meteor

So, over the past couple of months I have told a number of people on the Google meteor-talk forum and on irc that I would whip up an article about how I have implemented forms handling and basic crud in my Meteor application.

This article comes with a few caveats.
  1. I started my application before Meteorite.  So, I don't use 3rd party packages and I haven't converted these application design concepts into packages.
  2. This isn't a cut & paste recipe.  This is a high level overview of my application design.  It should be sufficient for someone to understand and potentially implement.
  3. I am still on Meteor 6.4.1.  No idea if it will work with 6.5.1
  4. I am simplifying what I did to make it easier to follow and leaving A LOT out.
  5. I wrote this fast.  It will be littered with misspellings and grammatical errors.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Meteor Is Not Just A Toy

Toward the end of 2011, I kicked off the R& D phase for a new project called EtherPOS.  EtherPOS is a cloud based retail point of sale system for multi-store organizations.  At the time, one of my other companies, Atomic Tattoos, was struggling and burdened by the inefficiencies of three different retail point of sale systems.  At my wits end, I decided it was time to create a retail point of sale system that acts and thinks like a retailer does.  My decision involved selecting Meteor as the framework of choice!