|Initial release||January 20, 2012|
2.1 / 24 February 2021
|License||MIT License. For dependencies: various including proprietary.|
Meteor is developed by Meteor Software. The startup was incubated by Y Combinator and received $11.2M in funding from Andreessen Horowitz in July 2012. Meteor raised an additional $20M in Series B funding from Matrix Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and Trinity Ventures. It intends to become profitable by offering Galaxy, an enterprise-grade hosting environment for Meteor applications.
Having been in development for about eight months, Meteor was initially released in December 2011 under Skybreak. By April 2012, the framework was renamed Meteor and officially launched. During the next few months, and with the help of large investments from Andreessen Horowitz and endorsements from high-profile figures in the startup world, Meteor steadily increased its user base. It became more commonly used in production apps and websites.
Particularly after receiving large amounts of venture capital in its Series B funding round, Meteor acquired and integrated several other startups into its core product. Acquisitions have included FathomDB, a cloud database startup, Galaxy, a cloud platform for operating and managing Meteor applications, and Kadira, a performance monitoring solution. Meteor has successfully monetized its userbase: In 2016, Meteor beat its own revenue goals by 30% by offering web hosting for Meteor apps through Galaxy.
From 2016 the Meteor Development Group (the open source organisation powering Meteor) started working on a new backend layer based on GraphQL to gradually replace their pub/sub system, largely isolated in the whole node.js ecosystem: the Apollo framework.
In October 2019, the Meteor.js open source framework and Galaxy Hosting Products were purchased by Tiny Capital and renamed Meteor Software.
Distributed Data Protocol
- Coleman, Tom; Greif, Sacha – Discover Meteor (2014)
- Hochhaus, Stephan; Schoebel, Manuel – Meteor in Action (2014)
- Müns, Philipp – Auditing Meteor Applications (2016)
- Susiripala, Arunoda – Bulletproof Meteor (2014)
- Titarenco, David; Robinson, Josh; Gray, Aaron – Introducing Meteor (2015)
- Susiripala, Arunoda – Meteor Explained – A Journey Into Meteor's Reactivity (2014)
Packages and Tools
- InjectDetect – database injection attack detection
- Vulcan.js – React/GraphQL stack built on top of Meteor
- Apollo – GraphQL server with support for Meteor
- Meteor React Native - Package to integrate with React Native
- "Bump to version 0.1.1 · meteor/meteor@4e4358e". GitHub.
- "release/METEOR@2.1". 24 February 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- Vanian, Jonathan (27 December 2014). "Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps". Gigaom.
- Tan, Garry. "Meteor (YC S11) raises $11.2M from Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners to create the next Ruby on Rails". Y Combinator.
- "Announcing our $20m Series B Funding – Meteor Blog". Meteor Blog. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
- "Meteor's new $11.2 million development budget – Meteor Blog". meteor.com. 25 July 2012.
- "Skybreak is now Meteor – Meteor Blog". meteor.com. 20 January 2012.
- "Meteor: Etherpad Founder & Other Rockstars Team Up To Make Web App Development A Breeze – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com.
- Lardinois, Frederic (7 October 2014). "Meteor Acquires YC Alum FathomDB For Its Development Platform". TechCrunch.
- DeBergalis, Matt (5 October 2015). "Announcing Meteor Galaxy". Meteor Blog. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "MDG acquires Kadira APM – Meteor Blog". Meteor Blog. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
- "Meteor in 2017 – Meteor Blog". Meteor Blog. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
- "Tiny Acquires Meteor". 26 January 2017.
- "Introducing DDP". Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- "DDP Specification". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
- Coleman, Tom; Grief, Sacha. Discover Meteor. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Hochhaus, Stephan; Schoebel, Manuel (2014). Meteor in Action. Manning. ISBN 9781617292477.
- Susiripala, Arunoda. "Bulletproof Meteor". Meteorhacks.
- Robinson, Josh (30 December 2015). Introducing Meteor. Gray, Aaron,, Titarenco, David. [Berkeley, CA]. ISBN 9781430268352. OCLC 934083393.
- Susiripala, Arunoda. "Meteor Explained: A Journey Into Meteor's Reactivity". Meteorhacks.
- Turnbull, David (30 July 2014). Your First Meteor Application.
- "Inject Detect". www.injectdetect.com. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
- "VulcanJS: The full-stack React+GraphQL framework". vulcanjs.org. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
- "meteor-react-native". github.com. Retrieved 23 May 2021.