You’re interested in building a web or mobile app with Meteor... but you aren't sure where to start. Perhaps you have looked over all the books, watched a few demo videos, skimmed several blog posts, and so on. But you still aren't certain on how to put into practice everything you have acquired to building an actual app!
Should you copy code from a book and attempt to get it running? But, really, what is gained when you do that? Instead of fumbling around with trial and error, let's build a Meteor app together through a series of exercises delivered right to your inbox.
After joining, you will receive a daily email for 8 days. Each message will outline a particular area of the app as well as demonstrate how each feature should work. Moreover, every email will include the following items:
Enjoy guided topics that have been picked to specifically help you build a working application, brick by brick. Each lesson comes with a small bit of explanation and links to the relevent bits of the meteor docs. I firmly believe that the road to being a top developer is learning where to find docs and how to read them.
A user story is a small sentence that explains what a feature should do for a user with a particular focus on the why. When a developer knows the ultimate goal for a feature, it helps them know the long term vision to hopefully architect the best solution.
Each email comes with specific goals to direct you in building the functional app. Most lessons come with 3 goals and an extra credit goal or two.
One of the best ways to learn how to code is to read code others have written. As you read and gain knowledge about the code, you start to get insight into the why and how behind the code. This is also a great way to pick up concepts and ideas that might be new.
Who doesn't want a place to turn for help when you need it? Maybe you are proud of what you just wrote? Each email will include a link to a discussion spot.
Stuck? Want to see an example of working code that solves the goals? The Code or Video package comes with a zip file that contains a Git repo with working code, including goals and extra credit work.
Want to get deeper and understand the why and how of using Meteor to build this app? The video package comes with a video for each day, where I talk through how I am building the app as I write the code on-screen.
Ultimately, the goal is to give you the tools necessary to learn hands-on by applying the lessons to building a Meteor app. This course will take you from being a Meteor beginner to a Junior developer!