How to get started with Meteor
(In fact we’re so happy with it that we’re doing a two-day workshop).
Here’s a quick guide to setting up a Meteor development environment.
- Install Meteor
There’s a simple installer script that will do it all for you. At the command prompt type:
curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh
(Note: if you’re using Windows that probably won’t work, try this guide) instead.
You should then be able to run
meteor --help on the command line.
For a basic app that might be all you need. But usually you’ll want to install additional packages offered by other developers and for that you’ll need Meteorite.
- Install Meteorite package manager
Meteorite is installed via npm, the package manager, so first we’ll need to install Node.js (which includes npm).
Here are the steps to install Node, npm, and Meteorite:
- Vist http://nodejs.org/
- Click “Install” which will download the Node.js installer
- Run the installer
- Verify that it’s installed, you should be able to run
npmon the command line
sudo npm install -g meteoriteon the command line
- Verify that meteorite is installed, you should be able type run
mrton the command line
That’s it! If you want to learn more ask us about our workshop.