Getting Started


Step 1. Install NodeJS (with npm)

While Meteor comes with its own Node and NPM applications built in, you need to install maka-cli globally, and for that you need a system installed NodeJS module. So head on over to NodeJS and install the stable version


Step 2. Install Maka-CLI

Now that you have that setup, next you need to install maka-cli using npm:

You may install maka-cli using npm: NPM

 npm i -g @maka/maka-cli@latest 

Step 3. Install Meteor

Meteor has released an installer on NPM for installing MeteorJS on Windows. It's still in beta, but it looks promising.Official Meteor Installer

If you'd like ol' maka to install meteor for you, run:

 maka install meteor


Step 4. Create App

After you've installed maka-cli, lets just kick the tires and make a quick application. Find a comfortable place on your development machine to issue the create command and make a new Meteor application.

 maka create KickTiresApp 

Step 5. Run App

Lets test that new KickTiresApp by running it. Drop into the KickTiresApp directory and run maka run.

 maka run

Step 6. View App

If all goes well, you should see in your command line or terminal the following output.

Note, "Node Env Config" and "Meteor Settings" are loaded for your current development environment... development! The path to those configurations are displayed for your convenience.

Maka output

Open up your browser and head on over to that url and port and you should see your app running:

New app running in browser