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Developing an application from scratch is not easy. You need to be an expert in the field in order to develop something worth using. What’s more, there are various types of standardized software stack needed in order to develop an app. The “one size fits all” category is not applicable to stacks since each one has its own share of advantages and disadvantages, and that alone requires unmatched expertise on the part of the developer. That’s even truer when it comes to MEAN stack web development, a relatively new type of stack.
MEAN is an acronym for the four different technologies that make up this user-friendly stack – MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js. These four technologies function as such:
- AngularJS accepts requests made by end users. It is also responsible for displaying the results of the request.
- js parses the client request and returns the request from the server.
- js sends the request to the database and returns the response from the database.
- MongoDB is the database where data is stored and retrieved.
MEAN stack web development is highly encouraged among developers because of its flexibility, scalability, efficiency, and extensibility. MEAN can be all that since the stack has its own server; thus, it can easily be deployed. Cloud-based applications are best developed with MEAN stack due to its scalability, which makes it possible to accommodate usage spikes in the case of simultaneous users.
MEAN is likewise known to utilize modern SPAs or single page applications, which are able to provide all information and serve functionality on a single page. Examples of SPAs that are powered by MEAN stack web development are expense tracking apps, calendar apps, mapping and location-finding apps, and news aggregation sites.
Truly, MEAN stack web development has changed the way web apps are developed and deployed to the cloud.