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Manuel Schoebel

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Simple page transitions with Iron Router hooks

July 23, 2014

Since I get the questions how the transitions between pages is done on this website sometimes, here is a quick example how it is done. In a nutshell it works like this: New page -> fade old content out -> render Page with new content invisible…
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The Meteor UI-System - a dependency graph

July 23, 2014

I recently decided to get to know the whole Meteor UI System a little bit better. After a while I figured it should be a good starting point to check out the components that interact with each other. So I took a look into the package.js file of the…
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Creating a meteor.js component - Scrollable Button Group

June 27, 2014

Components that are flexible and easy to configure are really great and will enhance your coding speed. Yet there is no official way of building components so I tried to formalize a way how it could be done. We will try to create a simple component…
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Login required for an url done right

May 07, 2014

Often times you have a route that should only be available for logged in users and the question is what is the ideal workflow to handle this in general and in more detail with meteor. The ideal workflow for restricted routes A guest (not logged in…
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Building an MVP - Crowducate.me

May 06, 2014

As a startup founder and developer I really like the approach to start a new startup idea really small in order to invest as little time as possible to get an initial fealing weather or not my idea is worth investing more time or not. A benefit for…
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I Will Work With Meteor Exclusively - This is Why

March 31, 2014

I am a freelance web developer and I am pretty serious on being one of the best in what I do. I would never say I am one of the best, but I try and think I am getting quite good. In the past I have worked with different technologies, even with…
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Meteor.js and Twitter Bootstrap - The right way

March 22, 2014

If you are building web applications today you need to make sure that they are displayed correctly not only in different browsers but also on different screen sizes. That is why we build our applications 'responsive' and that means that every…
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Meteor.js Package Only App Structure With Mediator Pattern

February 22, 2014

There are some people out there saying that you should not use the client folder at all but only use packages for everything. I first read about this some time ago from matb33 in his post " Meteor project structure - the way forward ". And not long…
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Private remote Meteor.js packages hosting on your own server

February 16, 2014

With meteorite you can add packages to your app in a very easy way by just typing: The package you add to your app this way are public packages on athmosphere . I am developing a lot of different packages but mostly they are packages that include…
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Meteor.js Iron Router Filters, Before and After Hooks

February 03, 2014

Introduction The Meteor.js Iron Router is the one package that helps me so much and is the first one I add in every application. If you do not know the Iron-Router make sure to learn how to use it because it realy helps so much! The Iron Router…
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Meteor.js and MongoDB Replica Set for Oplog Tailing

January 28, 2014

Meteor updated the live database driver that is responsible for the real time updates and is one of Meteors great features. If someone changes a document in the MongoDB using the Meteor Application connected to the MongoDB, it was easy for this…
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Meteor and SEO

January 20, 2014

A frequently asked question about Meteor is: "Can Meteor be used for SEO?" My answer to this is: "Yes, absolutely!" In this article I want to show you how I do it. It is not about SEO but about on-page SEO To be more precise the question is how can I…
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Use Deps Dependency instead of Session if you can

December 19, 2013

Meteors Session is a reactive dictionary in that you can store key value pairs and access from anywhere on client side of your application. Because of the reactiveness, the UI automatically rerenders the parts that depend on a specific key if that…
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Use Meteor Iron-Router waitOn to load external javascript

November 12, 2013

In the template i would then do something like this: Meteors reactivity would render my textEditor once the javascript   is loaded. This is just an example, the reality is often even more complicated. Think of multiple asynchronous javascript…
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Asynchronous function in a Meteorjs method call

November 07, 2013

Often times we want to call a server method from the client and return a value. It happens, that on the server we call an asynchronous function. That means we have to wait for the result and then return it to the client. There are different…
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Iron-Router Tutorial

September 12, 2013

The Iron-Router is a "client and server side router designed specifically for Meteor". Before the Iron-Router there were two router that were most commonly used: Meteor-Router from Tom Coleman and Mini-Pages from Chris Mather. The learnings from…
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