At the end of last year I’ve been involved in a testdrive project aimed to explore the possibility of replacing good old desktop applications with modern web applications, a demanding task, but nonetheless a fun one.
The client gave me complete freedom to chose whatever technology I wanted, except for some key elements, one of them was Kendo UI, a widget library they had been testing for a while with an impressive list of features and components.
The biggest advantage Meteor gave us was speed, we’ve been able to put together an incredible (IMHO) amount of work in a very short period of time.
Long story short: the project was a success, everything was good, we also had the opportunity to experiment on the infrastructure side, and I’ve learned a lot in those few months, about things I could never have accessed otherwise.
There was only one small glitch that constantly bugged me: the integration between Meteor and Kendo, especially in regards to reactivity.
Meteor might not be the new kid on the block anymore, but it’s not the well established framework either: there was no official Telerik package for Meteor, and I had to roll my own, learning by doing.