JSFoo 2013

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Building Realtime Applications with Meteor.js

Submitted by Shekhar Gulati (@shekhargulati) on Friday, 28 June 2013

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Technical level

Beginner

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Full talk

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Objective

1) Learn how to use Meteor.js to build realtime applications

2) Learn about OpenShift platform as a Service and how deploy your Meteor.js apps on it.

Description

Meteor.js allows you to quickly build interactive, event-driven applications that can broadcast changes out to connected browsers using websockets, node.js, and MongoDB. Meteor is an ultra-simple environment for building modern websites. What once took weeks, even with the best tools, now takes hours with Meteor. In this session, we'll build a simple application using Meteor.js and then deploy the application to OpenShift. OpenShift is an open source PaaS from Red Hat. By the end of this hands-on action packed session, you will learn how to develop meteor.js applications and deploy them to cloud.

Speaker bio

Shekhar Gulati is Principal OpenShift Developer Evangelist working with Red Hat. He has 8 years of software development experience focusing mainly on Java. He speaks about OpenShift at various conference and user groups around the world. Shekhar is an active writer and has written many technical articles for IBM DeveloperWorks, Developer.com, and JavaLobby. His current interests are NoSQL databases, cloud computing, mainly Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), mobile development, javascript frameworks, and new things happening in Java community.When he is not traveling, he loves to write code and read technology books. You can follow him on twitter @ shekhargulati.

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