Blezx Blezx - 1 year ago 108
Ajax Question

Making AJAX call from chrome extension to Meteor web app

Hi I have made a web app to practice Meteor and am now trying to make a companion chrome extension. I am having difficulty finding resources on how to make AJAX calls to my meteor app/mongodb.

An example of what I am trying to do is find specific words on a webpage and search them in my mongodb.

Any resources or information on how to best do this would be appreciated.

Answer Source

I suppose you know how to make Ajax call from client. So you are having difficulty in building a REST API in Meteor. Although it is not recommended to build a REST API with Meteor, you can still do it. If you use case just require a REST API and does not have much to do with reactivity, I think you should not go with Meteor, just Node and Express should be fine.

But if you really want to use Meteor, here is the solution: Meteor has a package named webapp which let you handle HTTP requests, that is enough for building a simple REST API. If you API is more complex, check out this community package nimble:restivus it has a better API and useful functions

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