Using the beta version of Meteor 1.3 is great and enables you to use NPM modules in your Meteor application.

This a great step up from having to use the meteorhacks:npm package in order to use NPM modules.

Meteor 1.3 also allows you to use ES2015 syntax for importing and exporting other JavaScript modules!

Using Meteor 1.3 Beta

  1. Create a Meteor project just like you normally would
  2. Open up .meteor/release
  3. Change METEOR@1.2.1 to METEOR@1.3-modules-beta.6