Canadian technology holding company Tiny, home to companies like Dribble, Flow and Unicorn Hunt, today announced the acquisition of Meteor, the JavaScript-based open source application platform.

meteor It was launched again in 2011, and while it's been a beloved developer for a while, its momentum has stopped off a bit in recent years as other technologies have come to the fore.

Meteor promises to developers that they can build their front and back apps as JavaScript applications as Galaxy provides, which is a ready hosting service for these apps.

The founder of Meteor Geoff Schmidt will continue to focus on Apollo GraphQL, a platform to make GraphQL work widely.

"We found ourselves in an interesting situation where we had great producers, Apollo and Meteor, living under the same roof," Schmidt told me. “Apollo started growing so fast that it seemed always the right thing to put our extra hours or dollars toward Apollo. Over time, it became clear that they needed to be under different surfaces so Meteor would not be hungry for resources and would have the space to grow . "

Very small He promises that he will continue to invest in Meteor, Galaxy and their developer communities. Tiny and Apollo also say they will work closely during the transition and "link their deep knowledge of the platform with Tiny's ambitious plans."

What it would look like is exactly what to see, of course, but Tiny has a relatively good track record of keeping the companies it acquires. Schmidt also notes that users should not expect any major changes to Meteor or Galaxy in the near future.

“We talked to a lot of traditional audiences but ended up working with Tiny because of their strong values ​​in design and society,” Schmidt explained. “Basically, I think Meteor is all about the developer and community experience and empowering people to do things they think are out of reach. Tiny is the group that we think is best equipped to advance this mission.”


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