Overview of Key Components of MEAN Stack
MongoDB is a widely used NoSQL and schema-less database. Unlike relational database management systems, MongoDB saves data in binary JSON format. The binary JSON format makes exchange of data between client and server more efficient. The open source NoSQL database is further compatible with major cloud platforms, and being supported by a large and active community.
Despite being a lightweight NodeJS framework, Express comes with a number of features to simplify development of single-page and multi-page websites. The developers can take advantage of an array of HTTP utility methods and middleware provided by ExpressJS to build custom APIs rapidly. Also, Express enables web programmers to avail all features of NodeJS by providing a set of basic features and functionalities.
The Ease of App Development using MEAN Stack
Keep Business Logic and User Interface Separate
AngularJS fully supports model-view-controller (MVC) design pattern. Hence, the developers can keep the user interface (UI) and business logic separate while building websites with MEAN Stack. The separation will enable developers to build web applications rapidly by working on various components simultaneously. The programmers can further avail robust features of AngularJS like automatic view/model synchronization to deliver updated data and content to users. Also, AngularJS allows programmers to work with a number of popular UI frameworks including Suave, PrimeNG, QuantumUI and UI Bootstrap.
Avoid Common Issues related to SQL
While working with RDBMS, programmers have to handle a variety of issues related to SQL. MongoDB is designed as a NoSQL and schema-less database. It is also widely used as a document database. The performance-driven model provided by NoSQL enables MongoDB to handle large volumes of structured and unstructured data efficiently. Also, MongoDB is designed with features to eliminate common issues related to SQL.
Deploy Applications in the Cloud
Most enterprises nowadays deploy websites in the cloud to avail flexibility and scalability while reducing cost. Unlike conventional RDBMS, MongoDB works seamlessly with various cloud platforms. The web developers can further use MongoDB Atlas to set up, scale and manage their database deployments efficiently in the cloud. They can further deploy the MongoDB on major cloud platforms like AWS Cloud and Google Computer Engine.
Take Advantage of Third-Party APIs
As noted earlier, MongoDB saves data in binary JSON format. ExpressJS, AngularJS and NodeJS supports JSON format fully. Hence, it becomes easier for web developers to use JSON format for data throughout the application. The uniformity further make the data flow through various layers of the application without requiring any changes or conversion. As the developers have option to store all data in a single format, it becomes easier for them to take advantage of a variety of third-party APIs. JSON enable programmers to work with GET, POST, store, manipulate and present more efficiently.
Enhanced Performance and Load
Open Source Components