Web development projects usually require making numerous tech decisions and the most crucial of them are: what technologies to use for the frontend (i.e. client-side) and backend (i.e. server-side) development. And the question is not that easy as it may seem. The list of possible options becomes longer as the new technologies emerge. And if you don’t keep track of the news and updates, it may be quite challenging to make the right choice.
What is full-stack development?
A technology stack is, basically, all elements which are required to build a software product. These may be programming languages, libraries, frameworks, databases, servers etc.
As mentioned, the development of any website comprises two building blocks: frontend and backend. A frontend is everything that happens in a web browser, i.e. everything that a user may see and interact with, as well as the logic behind it. For example, if you enter any website, you may see web pages which usually contain written content, images, animations, videos etc. This is the frontend. At the same time, the backend deals with the server-related issues. As a user, you do not see or directly interact with this part, but it’s essential since this is where data is stored and retrieved from.
You may wonder: how is it even possible? Let’s explore this together.
MEAN is a software bundle for web development. The word “MEAN” stands for:
Alternatives to MEAN stack
- MEEN: MongoDB, Express.js, Ember.js, Node.js
- MERN: MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js
- MEVN: MongoDB, Express.js, Vue.js, Node.js
Better cooperation among team members
Finding a programmer is not a problem
Whom can you trust in the tech world? Such giants as Airbnb, Netflix, eBay and Google will unlikely choose the technology that performs poorly. All of these companies adopted a full stack JS framework for the web development. So, if you still doubt about opting for this approach, learn their success stories. We believe they speak for themselves.
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