To build dynamic web applications or web sites in this day and age, we have to rely on a software stack that makes web development possible. There are many open source web development stacks out there that ease the task of us programmers and help with web servers, libraries, database systems and front-end frameworks. These days, developers are looking for faster and operative web technologies and one of those is the MEAN stack.
So what is the MEAN stack?
Now let’s take a closer look at each component.
MongoDB is a high performance cross-platform document-oriented database program and a leading schema-less NoSQL database system. MongoDB saves data in a binary JSON format which makes it easier to pass data between client and server.
Express.js is a lightweight framework used to build web applications in Node and supports a MVC architecture and has a cookie handling ability that has proved to come in handy when it comes to crafting web pages. It is minimal and simplistic in nature on purpose and provides many robust features for building server-side web applications faster. Express is inspired by the popular Ruby framework, Sinatra.
To sum up
MEAN Stack offers a modern and effective approach to web development. It is already used by companies like PayPal, Netflix, LinkedIn and is a good investment for building fast, strong and scalable applications. It is catching up with the other competitive tech stacks in the market and if you master these four components, you are a full stack MEAN developer, period. Never mind what others say!