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Live updates to Meteor from Postgres

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I’ve been playing around with [Meteor][] recently for an internal LShift project in which I wanted the browser to have a read-only live view onto some timetracking data from [TimeTracker][] as it changes. When a developer records time spent on a particular task, a row is inserted into a [Postgres][] database. Simples.

One of Meteor’s selling points is its transparent client-server data synchronisation through its powerful `Collections` API, which is backed by MongoDB on the server side. This poses a potential challenge for us: how can we leverage the reactive `Collection`s of Meteor yet feed it with Postgres data?

Well, I did manage to wrestle my fork of Bevan Hunt’s (a Meteor contributor!) excellent [Meteor Angular Leaderboard demo][] into live page update as database insertions occur on Postgres. You could extend this to deal with database updates and deletions as well, an exercise left for the willing.

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