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About the Course

In this course, you will learn how to create a complete, multi-user web site using the Meteor.js framework and MongoDB. You will implement user authentication, security features, reactive templates and routing using iron router. You will carry out key database operations such as inserting, removing and updating data as well as sorting and filtering. You will see how a complete application can be built, line by line. At the end of the course, you will be able to: 1. Install the Meteor.js system and create a web application 2. Work with the Meteor.js packaging system 3. Write Meteor.js templates that can reactively display data 4. Use insert, remove and update operations on MongoDB 5. Write MongoDB data filters to search for and sort data 6 .Add user authentication functionality to a website 7. Control what is displayed on the page using iron:router 8. Implement basic security features In this course, you will complete: 1 server install assignment taking ~1 hour to complete 1 programming assignment taking ~8 hours to complete 4 quizzes, each taking ~20 minutes to complete multiple practice quizzes, each taking ~5 minutes to complete Prerequisites This course is designed to build on top of the material delivered in the previous two courses in this specialisation. Therefore, we recommend that if you find this course too technically challenging that you first complete the previous courses before re-commencing this one. Specifically, we expect you to be able to code basic HTML, CSS and Javascript before you take this course. Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes....

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Excellent course covering meteor fundamentals. Reasonably challenging final assignment especially if you take on the extra features. Instructor was clear and concise. Loved it!


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Great intro to meteor.js for those with an basic programming understanding (preferably familiar with JS already but not necessary if you have other language knowledge).

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Jun 24, 2020

Overall the course is good but the topics could have been more diverse . Didn't get any hands-on project experience !

By yash s

Jun 25, 2020

The course is over previous version of meteor.js so it is difficult to keep track of what the instructor is saying

By Eduardo M T

Sep 17, 2016

Liked this course, entertaining and challenging. Although Im not sure how useful meteor is in the real world.

By Viacheslav Z

May 18, 2019

Old material as meteor is not modern and course is recorded in 2015, please upgrade to react or vue

By Jose M G R

Feb 16, 2016

Very concise contents, and a practical approach to Meteorjs

By Edgar L

Mar 30, 2016

Lack of exercises and communication.

By Aalap R

Jul 8, 2019

hard to follow up at times...

By Michelangelo S

Sep 12, 2016

very good as intro

By Diego J B

Dec 11, 2015

El curso es bueno, pongo 2 estrellas por la calificación que dejan librada a los pares.

En mi caso, en la última tarea, realicé el 100% de lo solicitado y por errores de los servidores de meteor (que andan cuando quieren), me calificaron con un 65%......Eso tira abajo todo el esfuerzo que hiciste. Y no se puede replicar, salvo por este post. Me ha pasado lo mismo con otra entrega en el segundo módulo.


The course is general is good. I put two-stars by the review classmates process.

In my case, in the last task I made 100% of requested and because meteor servers has timeout errors, classmates scored with 65% ...... That shoots down all the effort that You did in tasks. And you can replicate only here !!!

I was thinking in do the specialization...but after that, forget it!

By Luis M

Aug 18, 2020

I have learned many things but you need updating with the latest version and better file editor handling the examples in here.

It can take a lot of time trying to write code in. your way.

Nowadays, file editors automatize certain works, making your job easier. But that you never mention in here.


Jul 7, 2023

I had some issues with incompatibility. The current meteor structure doesn't match the version used on this course, which makes the process a bit confusing, as you need to go around the errors to avoid issues.

By Eli M

Jul 2, 2016

The content from this course is already out of date for Meteor.js and links are broken.

By Ian C

Apr 26, 2021

Poor instructions, old Meteor version, code samples didn't match.

By Aayush

Dec 22, 2015

A lot of stuff is just glossed over and not spent enough time on.

By samuel c i

May 31, 2021

another course with outdated content

By Roy H

Feb 11, 2019

The course uses an out of date version of meteor.js that has terrible compatibility issues with modern windows systems. It an be impossible to run meteor, or if it can be run it takes 3+ hours to start. Rather than reshoot the videos the lecturers supply users with the out of date install.

This course represents the height of university laziness with the coursera platform. If there was any integrity with coursera or this institution they would pull this course and reshoot the videos for the modern version of meteor.js.

By Chantal v N

Oct 18, 2021

The course is outdated, errors occur when loading the docs. You have to find out for yourself on the internet how to fix the errors. Over 80% of the Pc's world wide runs on Windows, so they decided not to explain how it all works on Windows but just for Apple. Waste of money, waste of time.

I do not recommend the specialization Responsive Website development from University of London. It's outdated and waste of money and waste of time. I hope this is not the case with all courses and specializations on Coursera

By eighty

Feb 5, 2019

Nobody is checking the course content, it hasn't been updated in years. Although the very most recent version of Meteor is finally usable on Windows, the version used in the code is extremely slow. Worse, the result of the code by the end of the course is buggy and broken. The previous courses in this series are still relevant, but do not take this one or the next.

By Paul O

Mar 26, 2021

This could be a really good course, but it is out of date now and a lot of the instructions don't work with current versions of the software. The discussion forum is full of questions with no answers. It takes a long time to get a peer to review assignments, probably because fewer people have opted to take this outdated course.

By Juan C S

Aug 21, 2017

Even though, I love the course and how it is taught, the new version of Meteor (Mac OS version) behaves differently from the version used in the course and it gave me lots of problems. I think that it should be updated or use another software.

By Catherine v N

Feb 16, 2017

Files used were for an older version of Meteor.js which made installing the application and doing the assignment really confusing . Help was not forthcoming and I eventually unsubscribed from the course


Oct 23, 2016

This is not a course for beginners, even though you go through all previous the courses.

There is no interaction at all with the professors or tutors.

The Projects are evaluated by your own Classmates.

By Iván Z

May 26, 2022

The course is too much outdated, I had no problems so far, but in this course I found too many errors due to outdated instructions and exercises.

By John G

Mar 12, 2018

No Support or response provided from this University when an issues arose with the course materials.

No real effective way to get meaningful help

By Anders N

Aug 24, 2017

Example code and lectures are out of date and its not possible to get the old version of Meteor.js that fits the example code and lectures.