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The Complete guide to MEAN Stack for 2017

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In the world surrounded by cutting edge technologies, you have to be innovative to keep up with the competition. Likewise, Web App Development is far more than the word “modern”. Compiling of Multiple web technologies for designing an elegant and top-notch web application is a common practice done by developers for gaining attention in web development.

The MEAN is an acronym for “MongoDB Express.js AngularJS Node.js” and it is an open source JavaScript for designing dynamic website and web application. The main advantage in using Mean stack is that it is extremely quick in prototyping. The NoSQL nature of MongoDB allows altering the data layer without worrying about migrations giving you an upper hand when building a product without clear specification. In addition, with Node.js you can use JavaScript both in front and back end as well saving you from learning another language. Every line you write is in the same language.

Let’s talk about the 4 components individually that comprises to form MEAN:

  • MongoDB

MongoDB is an open sourced, cross platform document oriented database which also supports non-relational DB. Instead of following the conventional rules by storing data’s in rows and columns, MongoDB uses JSON documents in the collection with dynamic schemas. The document data model in MongoDB makes it easy to store and combine data of any structure without giving up flexible data access, validation rule, and rich indexing functionality. 

  • Express.JS

Express.JS is a back-end web application framework. It runs as a module in Node.js environment. The main feature of Express is that it can route your request to the right part of the application. The complete business logic of an app can initialize within the Express and generate final HTML. REST API is also provided by Express for giving a front-end app access to the resources it needs.

  • AngularJS

AngularJS is a Front end web application developed by google for dynamic web pages. Due to the data binding and dependency injection function in AngularJS, you can eliminate a majority of the codes that was supposed to be written. With AngularJS, Developers get a chance to design RICH internet application (RIA) and write a client side application in an MVC.

  • Node.js

Node.js is a server side platform creating scalable and fast network applications. It is mainly used on Chrome browsers and is based on Google’s V8 JavaScript engines. Node.js uses a data-driven engine making it efficient and lightweight for data-related real time application.

Why is MEAN ahead of its competitors?

The power of 4 technologies residing inside MEAN enables a full-stack JavaScript framework for rapid development. Here are some attributes which make MEAN apart from others:

The code, of course, is the best feature to work with MEAN. As JavaScript is the common factor among all 4 technologies, it is quite easy to switch between server and client.

  • Node.JS has the ability to design highly integrated and scalar real time web application and what’s more exciting than designing a real time web application in JavaScript.
  • Majority of all the Operating System are compatible with MEAN stack as Node.JS supports Mac Operating System, MS Windows, and Linux.
  • Queries are quickly executed with the help of MongoDB and its non-relational database. It also helps to retrieve the results swiftly and efficiently.
  • It supports Model View Controller (MVC) architecture.
  • All the 4 technologies in MEAN stack are open sourced. so, As the Stack get regularly updated, MEAN gets more flexible, easy to use and understand, which helps developers to customize it as per their needs.

Based on some research, it was revealed that Chat applications such as Line, Snapchat, and WhatsApp holds a higher record for real-time updates. Other domains like Trading, Healthcare, and Video Streaming are some regions where real-time updates are irresistible. So if you are looking for applications where information and real time updates need to be acquired in an hour, then you should go with Mean stack backed app/web development.

How Will Mean Stack App/Web Development Add Value to Your Business?

The main reason for an enterprise fail to succeed in their Mobile app is – The application they build for mobile is just an updated version of their website. This is because they fail to notice how customers approach towards the brand changes after interacting with a mobile app. As a result, no extra value is provided for the business and the plan for getting more conversion through mobile app literally fails.

You should be aware of the outcomes of the solution before you begin to develop a web or mobile app. If your prime objective is to have a scalable, high performing and an agile business app that not only provide a higher value for your business products, but also sway your customer with the quick result and better user experience.

In case you are planning to power your mobile/web application with Mean stack, then go ahead with your development. We at Mindster are skilled and experienced Mean Stack Developers who offers custom and brand new applications to enhance your business and knock out the competitors.

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