Meteor Monthly Update — April 2022

Meteor Monthly Update Blog Series — April 2022.

We’re now into the first month of the second quarter, and we have a few Meteor updates and announcements we wanted to share with you. If you missed last month’s Meteor Monthly Update, you could read about it by clicking here. In the previous blog post, we talked about how we’re going to become more open and transparent as a company and what we’ve done in the first quarter of 2022.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s jump right into what happened in the month of April and some new things coming to Meteor!

April 2022

Here’s a summary of what happened in the month of April for Meteor. We’ve been hard at work to continue to bring you new updates and features for Meteor. And, of course, we’d like to thank our contributors for their support. 🙌

Meteor 2.7.1

This version of Meteor was released in March of 2022, so technically, it shouldn’t be included in this post, but we didn’t get a chance to cover it in the last Meteor Monthly Update. A few highlights include the new 2FA package, Tailwind CSS 3.x support, and support for PostCSS. You’ll find more details here.

Vulnerability in accounts-2fa

An important thing to note is there was a vulnerability affecting the core package, accounts-2fa, which was found by Zodern. Not to worry though, as the security bug only applies to Meteor 2.7, which means it’s fixed in version 2.7.1. We believe only users that already had 2FA enabled were affected by the vulnerability. You can read more about it here.

Meteor, React, and Tailwind

On the topic of Tailwind, our very own Fred Maia created a guide on combining Meteor.js with React and Tailwind CSS 3! You can read all about it here.

Updated React Tutorial

Lastly, we have updated our React tutorial, and without a doubt, it is one of the best places to start learning the basics of Meteor with React. Click here to check out the tutorial.

Blaze 2.6

On the topic of new versions, we’re excited to share that Blaze 2.6 is now available! If you don’t know what Blaze is, it’s Meteor’s built-in reactive rendering library. You’re not required to use Blaze to build applications in Meteor because you can easily use Vue, React, or Svelte to develop your UI.

With that being said, work has already started on Blaze 3.0 so stay tuned for this major release! 🔥

Read all about Blaze 2.6 in Storyteller’s post here.

Blaze 2.6 is now available! 🔥

Meteor Desktop and Meteor DevTools Evolved

Some more great news is new versions for Meteor Desktop and Meteor DevTools Evolved. Let’s start off with Meteor Desktop!

Meteor Desktop

Meteor Desktop 3.0 is now available for use. Thanks to Storyteller for leading this update! Meteor Community Packages forked the old repository, and after a PR by @evan-coygo, they were able to release a new major version under a new namespace.

For migration instructions, check the readme. As for the changelog, you can read more about it here.

Meteor DevTools Evolved

As for Meteor DevTools Evolved, it’s now on version 1.5, led by Leonardo Venturini! If you are just getting started with Meteor, want to understand “what’s going on,” or want to optimize your Meteor app, this is the tool you need.

You can go ahead and install the Chrome Extension or read the changelog here.

New versions for Meteor DevTools Evolved and Meteor Desktop. 🛠

Meteor Impact Talk Proposal

As you already may know, Meteor Impact is coming back again this year — Meteor’s biggest virtual conference! It takes place on October 13–14th, 2022 and comprises many speakers, workshops, and presentations.

We are now accepting talk proposals, so go ahead and submit yours here. Don’t delay because spots are limited!

If you want to stay up to date with the latest Meteor Impact news, make sure you follow us on our social media pages or sign up for an Impact account.

Spots are limited! Send your talk proposal today.

Our Clients and Partners

Avion

In terms of our clients, we have a new podcast featuring James Sear from Avion and a case study about Sessionwire. First, we’ll talk about our newest Meteor spotlight podcast episode!

With a combined experience of 20+ years of building digital products, Tim Ramage and James Sear recognized the inadequacy of online tooling available in user story mapping, which led them to build Avion — an intuitive and user-focused story mapping tool with real-time capabilities. Meteor gave them the ability to create a fully real-time application with absolute ease.

To learn more about Avion, what they do, and how they’re scaling with Meteor, tune into this episode! We cover everything from their tech stack, new features to come, and how they’re scaling with Meteor.

Meteor spotlight podcast featuring Avion!

Sessionwire

On the other hand, Sessionwire is a live music and audio collaboration platform used by over 15k remote creators and producers.

They provide communications tools to help creators connect and collaborate using live video, voice, and studio-quality audio right in their favourite recording software.

Sessionwire started from scratch with Meteor back in 2015 to build their minimum viable product (MVP). If you’re interested in learning more, you can read all about them in this blog post.

A case study about Sessionwire and Meteor.

Roti.express Partnership

We have an exciting partnership with Roti.express, a feedback tool to make your meetings and trainings more productive and satisfying for everyone, all built with Meteor!

This partnership will provide the Meteor community with a FREE 1-year COACH subscription! With this plan, you get access to all of the features from roti.express.

This is a limited opportunity and is only valid for the first 100 accounts!

You need to create a free trial account and send an email to [email protected] or DM @RotiSurvey on Twitter.

Who doesn’t love a free and awesome product?

New Hires 🚀

More exciting news we’d like to share is our new hires on the Meteor Software team! Say hello to Henrique Schmaiske, our tech lead and software engineer.

Henrique is a full-stack developer who is specialized in web apps. He worked in the fintech, music, restaurants, travel, and blockchain industries, where he led a development project for a huge blockchain company. His background in marketing gives him a birds-eye view of the product, using the code as a tool and focusing on the product’s success.

We also have Philippe Aquino, who will be joining us as a DevOps engineer! Philippe is an expert in Cloud, AWS certified and has worked in this area for almost 11 years! He worked in large companies in Brazil and his previous role was in a big tech unicorn in Portugal.

He has excellent knowledge in container environments, CI/CD pipelines, IaC, load testing, and observability.

We’re very excited to have them on board and to continue to work for the betterment of Meteor! If you get a chance, make sure to say hello. 👋

Coming soon to Meteor 👀

That was a summary of all the significant things and updates that happened in the month of April. As we mentioned back in March, we still have a lot in store, so stay updated by following us on our social media pages. Thank you to those who continue to contribute to Meteor; we wouldn’t be here without you! You can read a few new initiatives we have coming to Meteor very soon.

Brand Ambassador Program

Technically, our ambassador program was not yet launched in April, which makes it fall under the coming soon category. However, at the time of this post (May 4, 2022), our Meteor Brand Ambassador program is now accepting applications to join “early access”! This means that the first 10 applications that are approved will receive a limited edition Meteor swag pack!

What is our goal with this program? We want to give back and reward our Meteor community for showing our appreciation for their work!

As a Meteor Ambassador, you’ll help us achieve our goal of advocating for developers by spreading knowledge about the JavaScript ecosystem and the Meteor framework through meetups, written content, conferences, and other events.

If you ❤️ Meteor, enjoy contributing to open-source projects and want to empower other JavaScript developers while building your OWN brand? The Meteor Ambassador Program is just the thing for you!

Submit your application today by clicking here!

Early access is only available to the first 10 approved applications.

Meteor Merch Store

Another exciting project coming soon to Meteor is our Meteor merch store! You’ll be able to buy all things Meteor and be able to show it off to your family and friends. We want to keep it on the down-low for now, so that’s all that we can tell you. As a reminder, if you want to stay up to date with our latest initiatives, then make sure you’re following us on our social media pages!

Meteor 2.7.2

The last thing on the list here is the next version of Meteor. Currently, Meteor 2.7.2-rc.0 is released, which you can check out here. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait a little longer until Meteor 2.7.2 is out and recommended.

Highlights include a new Tailwind skeleton, re-creation of an index when it already exists, and a fix for reading packages installed before Meteor 1.2. Read more about it in this milestone.

More New Hires 📈

Meteor is here for the long run, and that’s why we’re looking to hire another software engineer and a marketing specialist to help Meteor grow and become more well known to developers worldwide!

This is quite an exciting time for us as we continue to seek new opportunities and overcome any challenges we might face at Meteor. If you’re interested in learning more about our upcoming roles, follow us on our social media pages to get the latest scoop.

That’s a wrap! Another month has passed, and another one is on the way. We hope you enjoyed reading this and look forward to seeing you again in the next Meteor Monthly Update article. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.👇

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