October 15, 2014 1.6

Updating the book for Meteor 1.0.

Misc Changes

  • Updated section about adding Bootstrap and Underscore in Getting Started chapter.
  • Updated code in Templates chapter for Boostrap 3.
  • Changed directory structure in Collections chapter.
  • Routing: updating template code, added “Post Not Found” section.
  • The Session: added “A Note About Sidebar Code” note.
  • Users: updating template code.
  • Notifications: added “No Trespassers Allowed” note.

Creating Posts

  • Updated template code.
  • Removed message field from posts.
  • Added “Security Check” section.
  • Added “Preventing Duplicates” section.
  • Changed post to postInsert, updated postInsert method description.

Latency Compensation

  • Updated code examples.
  • Added more explanations.

Allow & Deny

  • Remove “Using Deny as a Callback” section.


Completely rewrote chapter (sorry translators!).


  • Rename comment template to commentItem.


  • Got rid of iron-router-progress.

October 3, 2014 1.5.1

  • Fix quotes in comments chapter.
  • Clarified Session chapter.
  • Added link to the blog in chapter 8.
  • Adding a note about reversing changes at the end of Session sidebar.
  • Reworking section about the five types of packages.
  • Changing “partial” to “inclusion” in Templates chapter.
  • Added note about Animations chapter being out of date.

August 27, 2014 1.5

  • Updated Pagination chapter.
  • Fixed typos.
  • Removed mentions of Meteorite throughout the book.
  • Updated Creating A Package sidebar for Meteor 0.9.0.
  • Now including changelog in book repo.
  • Book version is now tracked in changelog, not in intro chapter.
  • Added section about manual.meteor.com in Going Further chapter.

May 30, 2014 1.3.4

  • Replaced Vocabulary chapter with Going Further chapter.
  • Added new Vocabulary sidebar.

May 20, 2014 1.3.3

  • Various typos and highlighting fixes.
  • Small correction in Errors chapter.

May 5, 2014 1.3.2

Various typos fixes.

April 8, 2014 1.3.1

Finished 0.8.0 Update.

March 31, 2014 1.3

Updated to support Meteor 0.8.0 and Blaze.

  • 5 – Routing: Routing changes to support IR 0.7.0:
    • {{yield}} becomes {{> yield}}
    • Explicitly add loading hook.
    • Use onBeforeAction rather than before.
  • 6 – Adding Users: Minor change for Blaze:
    • {{loginButtons}} becomes {{> loginButtons}}
  • 7 – Creating Posts:
    • HTML changes for stricter parser.
    • Update our onBeforeAction hook to use pause() rather than this.stop()
  • 13 – Voting: Small change to the activeRouteClass helper.

January 13, 2014 1.2

The first update of 2014 is a big one! First of all, you’ll notice a beautiful, photo-based layout that makes each chapter stand out more and introduces a bit of variety in the book.

And on the content side, we’ve updated parts of the book and even written two whole new chapters:

New Chapters


December 1, 2013 1.1

Major Updates

Minor Updates

Minor updates include API changes between the old Router and Iron Router, file paths updates, and small rewordings.

If you’d like to confirm what exactly has changed, we’ve created a full diff of our Markdown source files [PDF].

October 4, 2013 1.02

  • Various typo fixes

September 4, 2013 1.01

  • Updated “Creating a Meteorite Package” chapter to Meteor 0.6.5
  • Updated package syntax in Intercom and API extra chapters.

May 5, 2013 1.0

First version.