Why Meteor is the best framework for your MVP

When it comes to choosing the right framework for your web application, you are probably more than happy to leave it in your developer’s hands. Wise move.

But it also helps to have a vague idea of what they’re talking about so they can’t tie you up in technical speak and sell you gold taps when porcelain will suffice — you have your plumber for that.

What is a web framework?

A web framework is basically a collection of software tools that makes it easier to develop a web application. It saves your developer from having to re-invent the wheel and takes away some of the overhead of building a new site.

Most sites have a common set of functionality, so what frameworks do is provide libraries for data validation, managing sessions and cookies, and creating templates to display your HTML, hence preventing developers from re-writing this code every time they create a website.

All frameworks have their pros and cons so picking the right one is all about finding the best fit for your specific app dev requirements. And this is where Meteor comes in…

Meteor or MeteorJS is a new open source platform for web and mobile apps that is unmatched when it comes to building fast and building painlessly. It’s perfect for turning your startup idea into reality through a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to test your concept with target audiences or pitch it to future investors, and here’s why…

4 reasons why your startup MVP should be built on Meteor

1. Develop with just one language

Meteor allows developers to build and manage your web product in one language — from the front-end to the back-end, and the database, all in JavaScript. No jumping between different languages from server to client side and tangling up a lot of resources in troubleshooting. This equals a considerable saving in development time and brainpower.

2. Real-time by default

Meteor has real-time built into its core. When the database is updated, the user interface also updates automatically so when a user clicks a button or submits a form, the action occurs immediately. And this happens out of the box, with no extra effort from the developer.

3. Easy for beginners

It’s so easy to use you can start developing yourself… if you’re familiar with the syntax of Javascript, that is. But you don’t have to be a Javascript ninja or a 10-year veteran in building web applications to get to grips with it. Making it the perfect platform to create an MVP and test your startup idea.

4. Ahead of the curve

Meteor’s real-time capabilities are so important they’re worth mentioning twice. With tech giants like Facebook and Twitter pushing the web towards a real-time environment, users expect web applications to work near-instantaneously. But this won’t take hold until the little guys can make real-time applications quickly and easily, and Meteor allows them to do just that!