Meteor Framework

Meteor, or MeteorJS, is a free and open-source JavaScript web framework written using Node.js. Meteor allows for rapid prototyping and produces cross-platform (web, Android, iOS) code. It integrates with MongoDB and uses the Distributed Data Protocol and a publish–subscribe pattern to automatically propagate data changes to clients without requiring the developer to write any synchronization code. On the client, Meteor depends on jQuery and can be used with any JavaScript UI widget library. Meteor is developed by the Meteor Development Group. The startup was incubated by Y Combinator and received $11.2M in funding from Andreessen Horowitz in July 2012.

History

Meteor was first introduced in December 2011 under the name Skybreak. In October 2014, Meteor Development Group acquired Y Combinator alum FathomDB, with the goal of expanding Meteor's database support.