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Meteor Cookbook by Isaac Strack

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Using Ajax query results in ReactiveVar

Whenever we use Ajax, requesting (and even receiving) data is pretty easy. The complications come in when we have to update the UI with new or updated data. With Meteor's reactive programming capabilities, this is no longer an issue. In this recipe, you will see how to update your UI with Ajax results, using Meteor's ReactiveVar library.

Getting ready

To get up and run quickly, we will use a default Meteor project with a few packages added. Open a terminal window, navigate to where you would like to create your root project, and execute the following commands:

$ meteor create ajaxreactive
$ cd ajaxreactive
$ meteor add reactive-var
$ meteor add http
$ meteor add twbs:bootstrap
$ meteor

We are now ready to ...

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