We’ve just pushed a small compatibility update for Meteor 1.3. Read on to find what has changed, and what hasn’t.

The modifications are mostly small tweaks related to the new folder structure and a couple API changes in Meteor 1.3. You can see the full changelog here.

What About React?

It’s not a secret that Meteor has changed a lot in recent months, and some of the patterns we introduce in the book are no longer considered best practices. So we’d love to update the book to use React, FlowRouter, modules, NPM, testing, and all the other recent improvements to the Meteor ecosystem.

But such an update would basically require rewriting the book from scratch, and we simply don’t have the time to do this right now.

Waiting For Apollo

What’s more, MDG has refocused its efforts on Apollo, and it remains to be seen how this will impact Meteor itself.

What seems certain is that the Meteor ecosystem isn’t done changing, which means in any case it probably makes sense to wait a little more before thinking about a potential rewrite of the book.

A Study Plan

In the meantime, I would recommend checking out our study plan for Meteor 1.3. It’s no book, but hopefully it can help point you in the right direction.

And of course, there’s also the excellent Meteor Guide which is available for free.

As for Discover Meteor, we still think it’s a valuable resource so it’ll stay available for purchase, but we’ve added a disclaimer to our purchase page explaining the situation and we’ve also lowered the price of the book to $19 instead of $29.