Accelerating Web Application Development Using MEAN Stack

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 28-Jan-2020

 Accelerating Web Application Development Using MEAN Stack

 

In this age of digitization, every company, whether small or big, wants to create a strong web presence. An increasing number of small-to-medium companies (SMEs) operating in every sector are more concerned about strengthening their virtual proposition. The first step to driving digital transformation is to create a business website or web application. Interestingly, a majority of cross-industry enterprises are increasingly investing in website revamp processes by availing MEAN stack development.

 

At Oodles, the majority of project queries we receive are related to website development. While startups ask for creating a new website from scratch, many clients have asked for a 360-degree website revamp. We have also received several requests for website migration from its existing tech stack to JavaScript-based web environment. To fulfill their requirements, we use MEAN stack development methodologies that effectively address their potential challenges with the right web solutions.      

 

In this blog post, we explore the key benefits of implementing MEAN stack technologies in website development and web upgradation processes.

 

What Is MEAN Stack?

MEAN Stack is a collection of JavaScript-based technologies that enable developers to build dynamic websites and web applications. It is a full-stack development toolkit that provides server-side and client-side execution environments for fast and efficient production of web applications. MEAN combines the four advanced JavaScript frameworks including MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Each of these frameworks has its own significance and use cases. Let’s explore the applications of MEAN stack development frameworks in detail.



Also read Accelerating Web Development Using Azure App Services.

 

Web Technologies Under MEAN Stack

Below are the four technologies under MEAN that provide a full-stack development environment for building robust and scalable enterprise web applications. 

 

MongoDB

MongoDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database program that uses JSON-like documents with schema data. Licensed under the server-side public license (SSPL), it supports user-defined JavaScript functions and incorporates range queries with regular expression searches.  

 

Below are the key features of MongoDB:

 

  • Server-side JavaScript execution
  • File storage
  • Load balancing
  • Support for field indexing and ad-hoc queries
  • Support for multi-document transactions 

 

Express.JS

Express.js is an open-source web application framework for Node.js that enables developers to build responsive APIs and web applications. Running under the MIT License, Express.js is popularly known as the de facto standard server framework for Node.js. It is a back-end development component of MEAN stack that works best with MongoDB and Angular.js as the frontend tool.  

 

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Angular.JS

Angular.JS is a frontend development tool under the MEAN stack development toolkit which is mainly used to develop single-page web applications. It is an open-source web framework that incorporates JavaScript-based programming to overcome industry challenges related to web application development. The key features of Angular.js framework include two-way data binding, HTML-like attributes, and cross-platform compatibility.    

 

Node.JS

Node.js is the most crucial component of MEAN stack that enables developers to create dynamic web content using JavaScript-based programming. It is an open-source framework for backend development that provides cross-platform runtime environment for code execution outside a web browser. Node.js supports JavaScript-based command-line tools for running server-side scripts which in turn, enables developers to create dynamic webpage content. 

 

Below are the key features of Node.js framework:

 

  • Unified API
  • Threading support with non-blocking I/O calls
  • Support for V8 JavaScript execution engine
  • Event looping and package management

 

Enterprise Benefits of MEAN Stack Web Development

A few years back, web development was divided into different processes like frontend, backend, database, and quality testing. That being said, the knowledge of most developers was limited to their respective fields. However, the changing trends required them to upgrade their skills to handle both frontend and backend tasks. It paved way for full stack development with the advent of advanced software packs like MEAN Stack. Developers used to be divided into categories such as frontend, backend, mobile app, database, and testing developers. The developers had expertise in their respective fields.

 

Below are the key benefits of using MEAN stack:

 

  • Easy switching between client and server 
  • Isomorphic coding 
  • The use of JSON
  • Accelerated development and reusability
  • Cloud compatibility

 

You may also be interested in reading Difference Between MEAN Stack and MERN Stack.

 

Conclusion

MEAN stack has been around for several years and is trusted by a large community of developers and testers to this date. However, there are many other similar alternatives that have emerged over the years. One of these is MERN Stack which replaced the AngularJS component of MEAN with ReactJS, making the process fast and more efficient. Nevertheless, AngularJS has also released a stable version that makes it easy to shift from Angular 1 to Angular 2. Considering the ease of use, MEAN will continue to be a preferred software stack for web development with increasing use cases. 

 

Why Choose Oodles Technologies For MEAN Stack Development?

We are a MEAN stack development company that provides end-to-end development services to build cross-platform web applications with custom features. Our development team analyzes your business requirements and formulates effective strategies to overcome complex enterprise challenges with scalable web applications. Contact us to avail our MEAN stack web app development services and talk to our experts.

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Anirudh Bhardwaj

He is a technology enthusiast with 3+ years of experience in producing insightful content on projects related to next-gen technologies like AI, Blockchain, ERP, OTT, Cloud, Big Data, AR/VR, IoT, and more.

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