meteor Publishing Data Publish into an ephemeral client-side named collection.


Example

For if you have to fine-tune what is published.

import { Mongo } from 'meteor/mongo';
import { Meteor } from 'meteor/meteor';
import { Random } from 'meteor/random';

if (Meteor.isClient) {
  // established this collection on the client only.
  // a name is required (first parameter) and this is not persisted on the server.
  const Messages = new Mongo.Collection('messages');
  Meteor.startup(function () {
    Meteor.subscribe('messages');
    Messages.find().observe({
      added: function (message) {
        console.log('Received a new message at ' + message.timestamp);
      }
    });
  })
}

if (Meteor.isServer) {
  // this will add a new message every 5 seconds.
  Meteor.publish('messages', function () {
    const interval = Meteor.setInterval(() => {
      this.added('messages', Random.id(), {
        message: '5 seconds have passed',
        timestamp: new Date()
      })
    }, 5000);
    this.added('messages', Random.id(), {
      message: 'First message',
      timestamp: new Date()
    });
    this.onStop(() => Meteor.clearInterval(interval));
  });
}