Many of the experienced web programmers, for some years now have been assuming as a standard the use in combination of the Apache web server and the PHP language for the server-side programming layer and the MySQL database manager for the storage layer. Although, it is by no means mandatory to use technologies that revolve around PHP because there are alternative languages that are also quite popular and equally effective, even superior according to the view from which they are valued, among the existing options are Python, Perl, Ruby, Java and ASP.NET (framework using C# and Visual Basic .NET), among others. For example, in the case of using ASP.NET, the Apache server would be replaced by IIS and the database manager by SQL Server.
The development of the modern FULL Stack has come a long way, as web technology has changed a lot. In general terms, a “stack” represents the technologies working in unison to operate a website. This means frontend code, backend code, a database system and a web server platform + operating system for the server.
What is MEAN?
One of the main advantages of MEAN is that it uses the same programming language in all parts of the application which allows a person to manage in all areas of a modern web application even if they specialize in one of them. In this way, we collaborate more in the projects and the development is more continuous.
The technologies that make up the MEAN stack are as following:
- MongoDB: As a non-relational database, to store JSON files.
- Express: As a backend framework, it is a Node.js module that facilitates tasks such as creating a REST API.
- Angular: As frontend framework, to create the visual part of the client of the application, in the form of Single Page Application (SPA).
- Node.js: As a backend environment with an asynchronous model, in which modules run as Express.
Node.js and Express.js are the technologies that make the work environments. Node.js in order to facilitate the creation of online applications is both intended for server-side programming and the Non-Relational Database Management System MongoDB. It uses JSON files where it stores information structures for the storage layer and the web design framework based on the so-called AngularJS Model-View-Controller. It also allows to streamline and optimize the development of interfaces through the HTML and CSS languages.
Bacancy Technology is a full stack & MEAN Stack development agency, so we can help you with the development of your application with both approaches. Give your app a fresh approach and hire full stack developer / remote MEAN stack developer as per your preference and convenience.