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How should I run a REST API with Meteor?

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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I need the Meteor server to handle a very simple POST request not coming from the application client. With Express, I’d just do something like app.post('/something', function....

Is there an equivalent in Meteor? If not, how should I set this up, startup an Express server in a is_server context?

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Meteor does not yet have the built in functionality to provide a restful API.

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You can build basic routing into our application using Backbone, as in the Meteor example provided here: http://meteor.com/examples/todos

You can do something like this:

var AppRouter = Backbone.Router.extend({
  routes: {
    "": "dashboard",
    "home": "dashboard",
    "profile": "profile",
},

profile: function () {
    Session.set("current_view", "profile")
    this.navigate('profile', {trigger: true});
},

Also take a look at: How to expose a RESTful Web Service using Meteor

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Alternatively you can serve RESTful APIs with Meteor using the meteor-collectionapi Atmosphere package. See also Is Meteor an option, if i need an additional REST API?.