Installing Meteor on Linux

Meteor will allow you to write an entire application in one language (JavaScript) with one data format (JSON). It is a work in
progress, and aims to make writing real-time web applications simple and fun.

Installing it and running your first example application on your Solar VPS Linux is only a few steps. This should work on any Linux, but as of the time of this article, we recommend and have tested on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

root@mypod:~# curl https://install.meteor.com | /bin/sh
root@mypod:~# meteor create myapp
root@mypod:~# cd myapp
root@mypod:~# meteor

You can test that this worked by opening a web browser, and going to http://youripaddress:3000/ which should show you a screen that says “Hello World!”

If you don’t know your ip address, running this command from the command line will show it to you.

ifconfig eth0 | grep inet | awk '{ print $2 }'

For more information on Meteor development, check out the official meteor docs. If you are interested in real-time application development with JavaScript, you might also want to take a look at Socket.io and Derby.

Matthew McCaffrey

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