MeteorJS vs AngularJS ain't a thing

What should I learn, Meteor or Angular?

My opinion on Meteor

My opinion on Angular

Why I think people get confused

  • Real-time UI: Angular provides real-time front-end data binding between elements. At first glance, it looks like Meteor does too but at deeper inspection, you'll realize Meteor is reactive on the back-end and front-end! Something Angular could never do since it is a front-end only framework.
  • *JS: Both have *JS at the end of their names since both are made with the Javascript language. Yes, they share the same language but again Angular is in the browser, while Meteor is in the server and browser. Confusing these two things is like confusing Javascript with Java.
  • Community References: Angular is super popular. Its popularity makes it a good reference and a great buzz-word to get traffic to your blog or twitter post. But (as this post points out) Angular vs. Meteor is an inaccurate comparison. People title blog posts this way purely to achieve emotional marketing.

If you want to be “known” then make sure to beat up the biggest/most-popular kid on the playground.

Real Competition

Notable Angular (UI Framework) Challengers

Notable Meteor (Node Platform) Challengers

So bro, answer me… what should I learn?

Good reads to better understand the state of things

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Ben Strahan

Ben Strahan

Software Engineer 🤓, Public Speaker 🗣️, Community Manager 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦, Start-up Marketer 🤔 // Interested in Practical Emerging Technology

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