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Advantages of using MEAN stack over LAMP stack for developing apps

MEAN stack is a technology that provides full stack Javascript solution that helps you build fast, robust and easily maintainable web applications using MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and NodeJS. MEAN stack is more modern and challenging than LAMP stack. It offers flexibility and lots of features for building single and multi page web applications.

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M – MongoDB – cross platform document- oriented database classified as no-SQL database.

E – ExpressJS – Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework that provides robust set of features for building multipage and hybrid web applications.

A – AngularJS is an open source framework maintained by Google. The framework’s goal is to augment browser based applications with Model View Controller capability that makes both the development as well as the testing easy.

N – NodeJS is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript and is used in runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. It uses an event driven non-blocking model that makes lightweight and efficient real time applications that can run on distributed devices.

Advantages of MEANS stack over LAMP include:

  • Isomorphic coding – this enables running a code written in one framework on other frameworks without too many alterations to the original code.

  • Uses JSON everywhere – AngularJs as well as NodeJs uses JSON (Javascript Object Notation) – the MEAN stack uses JSON as the format for data-interchangeon all the layers. This means that there is no need to use libraries for converting data during a client side and server side interaction.

  • Open source and cloud compatible – MEAN stack technologies are open source and are available for free. This reduces the overall development costs.

  • MEAN stack is more cost effective than LAMP stack and the company does not have to hire resources expert in different specialties such as MySQL, PHP etc.

  • MEAN technologies have faster speed and usability as NodeJS is quick and has a non-blocking architecture and angularJS is open source and provides maintenance, testability and reusability.

  • MEAN stack permits users to transfer between different frameworks effortlessly and makes web apps more flexible to code.

  • It is fast and simple and easy to switch between client and server.

  • It has infinite set of module libraries for NodeJS that are ready to use and gives your more time to polish your projects and build world class applications.

Above all, it is a full stack, javascript web application framework and enables you to create modern, responsive, dynamic web apps in a simple way.

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