Happy Friday!

Here's your weekly dose of Meteor news written by Karl Danninger with help from the rest of the team at OK GROW!.

Core

[Work in progress] Meteor 1.5

This is kind of a big deal. Meteor 1.5 will be the first version of Meteor that will be installable via npm. We probably won't see this release for a little while, but keep an eye on this branch if you're curious.

Using the HTTP Package

Guest author Ryan Glover aka The Meteor Chef originally wrote this article as a snippet about a year ago. It's still relevant today. Ryan dives into using the HTTP package.

Community

React Unit Testing with Mocha and Enzyme

This is a great article that goes through the basics of UI Component testing, with well-documented examples of how to test rendering and interaction. These are the basic building blocks for testing your UI, and using them you should be able to unit test most aspects of any React UI you develop.

Transmission - Episode 12

Paul, Zol and Sashko talk about Meteor 1.4, the Meteor Guide, Tutorials, and Allow/Deny.

Meteor 1.4 has been announced which includes an update to Node 4, Mongo 3.2 support (and Mongo 3.2 as the default in development mode), and relaxing core package version restrictions.

Reactivity with Redux and Meteor

Abhi talks reactivity & reactive programming. Redux can help ease the load from your servers and provide a nice predictable method for reactive programming in your applications.

No Support for Blaze in Apollo (for now)

Apollo is in need of someone to champion the support for Blaze in its platform. I definitely get why MDG has started with React and Angular support since the numbers are so much greater for adoption of Apollo.


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