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Meteor Cookbook by Isaac Strack

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Creating and consuming a reactive value

Tracker, simply put, is Meteor's variable tracking system. It is used to manage reactive values, data structures, and computations (functions that consume reactive values). This recipe will show you how to create reactive values, and perform computations on those values, using Tracker.autorun(). In other words, it will teach you how reactive programming works inside Meteor. This recipe will come in handy as a foundation for more complex functionalities.

Getting ready

For the sake of simplicity, we will be using a default Meteor project, with the reactive-var package added to it. Open a terminal window, navigate to where you would like to create your root project, and execute the following commands:

$ meteor ...

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