Angular, as its site describes, "is a structural framework for dynamic Web apps. It lets you use HTML as your template language and lets you extend HTML's syntax to express your application's components clearly and succinctly."
But, as its site states, Meteor has ambitions far beyond that, "to build a new platform for cloud applications that will become as ubiquitous as previous platforms such as Unix, HTTP and the relational database."
To that end, today's announcement of version 1.2 includes several other updates.
"We put quite a bit of work into mobile application development in Meteor 1.2 as well," Meteor's Matt DeBergalis wrote in today's blog post. "Cordova is now at 5.2.0. A new crosswalk package adds support for the Crosswalk plugin, which offers a much improved Web engine on older Android devices. You can now install plugins from local filesystem and from Git URLs. And lastly, Meteor now uses a system installation of the Android SDK for Android builds instead of embedding build tools in the Meteor distribution itself, making it easier to keep the mobile toolchain up to date."
A new build pipeline is claimed to allow for faster rebuilds, and other enhancements across the stack include performance improvements such as more efficient live queries and WebSocket compression. Full details are in the release notes.
Source code and other open source project material is available on the main GitHub site.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.