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Meteor Tutorial Bring your ideas to life with Meteor Matthew Platts

The Meteor Tutorial book will teach you how to develop and deploy production ready Meteor applications for both web and mobile. Meteor is a complete open source platform for building web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript. It allows you to “build apps that are a delight to use, faster than you ever thought possible”. With the recent release of version 1.0 the Meteor community is growing rapidly and there are over 4000 3rd party packages (like Ruby gems) ready to be used in your app. Start your learning today!


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About the Author

Matthew Platts

Matthew Platts is the author of Meteor Tutorial and founder of Web Tempest, a website dedicated to teaching modern web technologies. His prior experience includes 4 years of professional software development in Melbourne, Sydney and London. Currently he works part time for Quipper, writing code used by over a million users. He is a graduate of UTAS and enjoys soccer and ultimate frisbee.


  • Olivier Bracco (Dunkerque, France) - complete beginner in Meteor

    I would like to thank you very much for your Meteor tutorial. Thanks to you, I have made my first Web app! Your explanations are excellent: informative, well written and just at the right time for the learner. The links you give to learn further are also very helpful.

  • Chris Mckernan - DevOps Professional

    I’ve tried several times to learn Meteor and this is probably the 3rd ‘book’ I’ve tried. I’ve got to say I’ve got much further and understood a lot more on what I have read so far than pretty much all the other material out there.


  • What is Meteor?

    Meteor is a complete open source platform for building web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript. It was released in 2012 and has received $11.2 million in funding (which it hopes to recouperate by monetizing a commercial cloud-based Meteor hosting solution called Galaxy). Meteor’s goal is to allow developers to ‘Build apps that are a delight to use, faster than you ever thought possible’.

  • Why should I learn Meteor?

    If you want to build single page applications for web or mobile (or both), Meteor is currently the fastest way to do it. And it’s not just for prototyping - with version 1 out the door Meteor is prime for real world applications. Examples include Classcraft (over 18000 users), Respondly, and Lookback (created by ex-Spotify engineers).

  • What is Meteor Tutorial?

    Meteor tutorial is an course designed to help you get up and running with Meteor JS.

  • Who should study Meteor Tutorial?

    Meteor tutorial is for anyone who wants to build single page web or mobile applications quickly.

  • Is Meteor Tutorial appropriate for complete beginners?

    If you have no experience at all then you may struggle a little. But knowing basic HTML and Javascript will be enough for you to keep up with this course.

  • Does Meteor Tutorial use the latest version of Meteor?

    Yes, it’s fully up to date.

  • When will all the chapters be completed?

    I currently spend 3 days a week working on this course. At this rate I hope to complete a chapter a month. If it’s quite popular then I’ll probably speed it up.

  • I’ve found a typo, or bug … what should I do?

    Please let me know! Tweet me @webtempest. Email me matt at webtempest dot com. I’ll fix it straight away!

  • Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

    Yes, every Meteor Tutorial purchase comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee.

  • What operating systems does Meteor support?

    The official Meteor installer supports Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above, Linux on x86 and x86_64 architectures, and Windows.

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