I’m coming (most recently) from a Meteor background. This means that much of my current interest around Elixir and Phoenix come from exploring how I can integrate them with existing Meteor applications.
I recently wrote up an article on basic integration with Meteor’s Accounts system to do Meteor-style authentication in a Phoenix application. It’s definitely very simple and feature-poor at the moment, but I think it’s a good diving off point for anyone looking to do this kind of thing.
Hopefully this helps some former (or current) Meteor developers out there, or any Elixir developers looking to work with MongoDB.
I’m curious, can you give a quick synopsis of meteor? It is not a thing I’ve looked at yet and the immediate main website is unrevealing (blehg). What does it handle, what is its syntax and structure like, etc…?
It’s also intimately tied to MongoDB, with a focus on having the “database everywhere”, so you can run pseudo-MongoDB queries on the client against a limited set of documents published to the client from the server.
I haven’t looked into sharing auth between a Meteor app and a Phoenix app, but that would be interesting to look into.
Meteor stores its resume tokens in localStorage, which makes things a bit more difficult. The admithub:shared-auth package does some clever things with iframes and inter-frame communicate to share auth between two different Meteor applications. Something similar could probably be done between a Meteor and Phoenix app.