During the HTML5 Track at QCon New York 2013 Matt DeBergalis gave a talk on Meteor, the open-source real-time web application framework that Debergalis co-founded. According to DeBergalis, the client versus server-side pendulum has swung many times: from the mainframe (server-side) to the desktop (client-side) to the web (server-side) and now to the modern web where clients get increasingly capable and more and more work happens in the client again. However, the tools to build these modern web applications, DeBergalis argues, have not caught up. The goal of Meteor is to provide the developer with the tools to build these types of real-time web applications more easily and consistently.
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