What is MEAN Stack and why to choose for your next project?

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MEAN Stack

Technology has evolved a lot over the years, it is safe to say that we are moving very well into a digital era. So, in this era of digitalisation, when you need to build an application, that too from scratch, you require a software stack that is both consistent and standardized. This is where MEAN Stack plays its role.

What is MEAN?

MEAN is a JavaScript software stack that developers use to build an application and dynamic websites. It is free and open source; it is a collection of user-friendly JavaScript frameworks.

MEAN is an abbreviation and here is what every letter means:

M- MongoDB – NoSQL Database management system that is used by the MEAN Stack framework.

E- Express.JS – Powerful framework that hosts as well as assists Node.js projects.

A- Angular.JS – Open-Source framework which takes care of frontend development, in order to develop interactive web pages.

N- Node.JS – Acts as a backbone and Ensures excellent backend services and boosts the app performance by 50%.

Why is MEAN Stack important?

Here are some features of MEAN Stack that makes it very important in this era of digitalisation:

  • Most applications and even websites run on JavaScript, which is the language MEAN Stack uses.
  • MEAN Stack lets developers work in an exclusive executing environment for their client-side and server-side applications. In other words, developers using MEAN Stack are able to write one single code from the server to the client side.
  • MEAN Stacks supports the MVC model.
  • MEAN Stack offers the best database and web development frameworks in just one single package.
  • It allows developers to develop modern, robust, easy to maintain web applications that are fast.
  • MEAN Stack provides developers with great employment opportunities for beginners as well as experts of MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, and Node.js.

Some of the popular websites that are known to use MEAN Stack are Uber, Netflix, LinkedIn, PayPal, Walmart, and Yahoo.

Why should you choose MEAN Stack for your next project?

1.  Cost Effective

MEAN.JS is an open-source full-stack JavaScript framework and is made up of features that are free to use. Therefore, any project that uses this framework can be advantaged with low cost and expenses during the time of development process. Apart from this, JavaScript expedites developers by providing them with code sharing features that automatically decreases the entire development cost and time which makes it cost effective.

2.  Highly Flexible

MEAN Stack is highly flexible since you are able to develop, test and deploy the applications very easily while facing no issues. It allows the developer to add extra data even after the developer has added a field to the form. MongoDB takes good care of this by offering complete cluster support and automatic replication.

3.  High Speed and Reusability

MEAN Stack development is reusable and is high in speed because of its non-blocking architecture of Node.js. Besides, with AngularJS, this is an open-source JavaScript framework that provides Reusability, Testability, and Maintenance.

4.  Single Language Usage

MEAN Stack development is the complete code for the development done with JavaScript. It consists of development from client-side to server-ride. This can very well become a blessing for the developers who are learning this language from scratch.

5.  Excellent Performance

Node.js, the main component of the MEAN Stack, is known for its phenomenal performance. As per a lot of developers, this technology is considered to outperform several other backend programming languages including Python, Ruby, etc.

Wrapping Up

There is no doubt that MEAN Stack is one of the best choices while developing a robust, dynamic web application and it only continues to get better with every passing day. Most of the leading companies that have mobile and web applications are making extensive use of MEAN Stack to deliver great results to their customers.

Author Bio
Sandip Patel – BDE
Author works as BDE at Vindaloo VoIP Solutions (VSPL) since 2016. Sandip has 10+ years of work experience in VoIP Software Development Industry. VSPL is VoIP software development and solutions provider that offers FreeSWITCH, Kamailio, OpenSIP, WebRTC and Asterisk Development.