In this course, you will learn how to create a complete, multi-user web site using the Meteor.js framework and MongoDB. You will implement user authentication, security features, reactive templates and routing using iron router. You will carry out key database operations such as inserting, removing and updating data as well as sorting and filtering. You will see how a complete application can be built, line by line.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Install the Meteor.js system and create a web application
2. Work with the Meteor.js packaging system
3. Write Meteor.js templates that can reactively display data
4. Use insert, remove and update operations on MongoDB
5. Write MongoDB data filters to search for and sort data
6 .Add user authentication functionality to a website
7. Control what is displayed on the page using iron:router
8. Implement basic security features
In this course, you will complete:
1 server install assignment taking ~1 hour to complete
1 programming assignment taking ~8 hours to complete
4 quizzes, each taking ~20 minutes to complete
multiple practice quizzes, each taking ~5 minutes to complete
Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes
Introduction to Meteor.js Development course overview Welcome to 'Introduction to Meteor.js Development'! In this course, you will learn how to create a complete, multi-user web site using the Meteor.js framework and MongoDB. You will implement user authentication, security features, reactive templates and routing using iron router. You will also carry out key database operations such as inserting, removing and updating data as well as sorting and filtering. Finally, you will see how a complete application can be built, line by line. I hope you enjoy the course!
Introduction to Meteor Welcome to the first module of 'Introduction to Meteor.js Development'! In this module we'll be installing Meteor tools, editing a template and learning how to define a template helper and template event listeners. I hope you enjoy this module!
Databases and collections Welcome to the second module of 'Introduction to Meteor.js Development'! In this course we will be creating Mongo Collections and using Mongo find and insert operations. In addition, we will be looking at how to control a Bootstrap modal from Meteor and we will be using third party Meteor packages to add functionality. Enjoy!
User authentication Welcome to the third module of 'Introduction to Meteor.js Development!'. In this module we will be looking at adding a user authentication to your Meteor app and learning how to use Mongo filters. Finally, we will be using the Meteor reactive Session variable and we will implement an infinite scroll. Enjoy!
Security and routing Welcome to the final module of 'Introduction to Meteor.js Development!'. In this module we will show you how to perform basic security testing on your app and how to implement basic data security features. In addition, we will look at how to organise Meteor application code and how to implement multiple routes using iron:router. Enjoy!
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The course started a little bit slow for me, but I was familiar with Meteor already. After the first week I learned a lot and many things started to make sense to me. The quizzes are not too difficult if you pay enough attention to the lectures and I definitely recommend building the application alongside the instructor, so that when you are required to build the final assignment you don't have any trouble thinking on what to do next to meet the requirements with your app.
Jason Michael Cherrycompleted this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Outstanding class, and a very good introduction to using Meteor.js. Examples are through and help to teach how to use Meteor.js. Final project is a bit challenging, but there's enough provided up to that point that a little creative thinking can get it done.