What is MEAN?

The MEAN stack is a strong, full-stack JavaScript solution that consists of four different building blocks: MongoDB as the database, Express as the web server framework, AngularJS as the web client framework, and Node.js as the server platform. These building blocks can be developed by various teams who can push the development and documentation of each component.

The important thing of the mean stack is it uses JavaScript as the core programming language. We can build the scalable and cloud-based application using this technology but it can create a problem issue in architecture and scaling if tools and technologies are not used properly.

Typical Work Flow
  • Code mainly runs on the server
  • Exception: JavaScript
  • Data is mainly stored on server
  • Data can be processed either on client or server
  • Server-side processing = greater security
  • Client-side processing = greater computing efficiency
Mean Stack Flow

Building blocks and Mean Stack flow is as follows:

  • Angular JS: as the frontend framework.
  • NodeJS: as the server platform.
  • Express JS: as the web framework.
  • MongoDB: as the database.
Advantages of Mean Stack

Advantages of using Mean Stack technology are as below:

  • Easy to scale
  • Cloud friendly
  • Mean stack supports MVC architecture
  • Open source Node.js simplifies the server layer
  • MEAN makes code isomorphic
Disadvantages of Mean Stack
  • Development is relatively complex.
  • Currently having only a few users as it’s new.
  • Very fewer sources of support available on the internet.
MEAN stack and Space stem

If you are looking for the cost-effective, cloud-ready application using a MEAN stack, Drop an email to devcommunity@spacestem.com