Today’s programming world is going MEAN; while breaking the monopolist LAMP camp. And of course, there can be millions of reasons substantiating this act.
MEAN – the acronym for MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, and Node.js was perhaps the much needed and awaited transformation, the technical sphere could ever have. And now that MEAN is so much into the world of technology and business, every growing enterprise is striving to become MEAN friendly; leaving behind plenty who are still displaying their loyalties towards older versions!
So, if you too are feeling a little unsure to make this awkward yet vital transition, here are vital reasons that can help you ease through this puzzling situation.
MEAN facilitates speedy data storage and retrieval
MongoDB is a document database and not a relational database, as it uses JSON like documents throughout. Compared to MySQL database, where data is stored in tables that requires predefined database schemas and rules to establish field relations; MongoDB does not require any such predefined regulation.
Rather it uses dynamic schemas. This means that any change; such as addition or deletion of records, can be done very easily without making any complex accommodations for information exchange and maintenance. Thus, when no large schemas are present, the system is ought to be more efficient and speedy in performing regular functions.
Uniform programming language from start to end
Compatible with every OS
Another very interesting feature of MEAN stack that makes it irresistible it’s compatibility with every operating system running Node.js. This includes a list of OS – MS Windows, MAC OS and not to forget the very popular Linux.
MEAN stack supports the MVC architecture
Every web application comprises four important aspects; namely – database, server, client, and client UI. This is what is known as the Model View Controller (MVC). In this MVC architecture, the Model responds to requests for information or any data manipulation according to controller instruction. The controller on the other hand responds to the system and user needs and thus gives instructions to model. The view takes care of user interaction.
Therefore, to administer such complex procedures, there have been many stack frameworks working on different programming languages. Thus making the work very tedious and turning the development teams less productive. However, MEAN stack has emerged as a powerful alternative that complies with the MVC architecture very easily due to the use of single programming language and flexible database.
What is good news for enterprises?
Thus, when enterprises can have a happy and more productive development team, that can work to enhance customer satisfaction; business growth. Further, the MEAN stack can help you accelerate workflow in a more compact module.
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