The only time when mean is good is when you’re talking about MEAN Stack.
Traditional relational databases require programmers to first carefully design a data schema and then place the required data in tables. While NoSQL databases don’t have strict schemas, it would be unwise to say that you don’t need any schema in such databases. If you ever wish to use that data, have some sort of schema applied on it to ensure that the data can be worked upon in an efficient way. NoSQL are databases which have the capability of storing a lot of different data models in the same database, not only SQL (which is what NoSQL stands for, NoSQL = Not only SQL).
MongoDB is one of the most popularly used NoSQL databases. MongoDB owes its popularity to a few of its features. It can store humongous amounts of data mostly having almost no structure. Having a cloud-based storage is also impressive since it saves you a lot of expenses. Moreover it gives you availability and a lot of flexibility. In fact, the flexibility is so much that you can make changes in your data everyday and still be on time with your Agile sprints. And it isn’t just the development that’s quick, the release is pretty quick as well. One of the most useful feature of MongoDB is the scalability it provides while being inexpensive.
It is a highly flexible and fairly minimal web application development framework providing users robust features for developing mobile and web applications. Express.js allows you to build websites by layering in built-in functions and structures you would need to build a website. It is lightweight and has built-in web app features which give the developers a great of ease and flexibility.
When used with Node.js, Express.js changes the way you would build a website. It even has a special Express API which works flawlessly without having to override the feature-filled, robust Node.js platform. Express.js is as vital to the software stack as the other frameworks are.
If you’re making a dynamic website, there isn’t any structural framework better than AngularJS. AngularJS allows designers to use HTML for writing templates. It even allow the users to extend the syntax of HTML for conveying the components of the application rather effortlessly.
One of the main benefits of using AngularJS is the way it implements the MVC and data models. The data models are POJO and are hence easier to work with. With AngularJS, the amount of code that you need to write decreases as well. It doesn’t just benefit the developers but also the testers since it is unit testing ready.
Mobile and web development companies are now leveraging the software stack to develop amazingly spectacular solutions. And it is only due to the advantages that MEAN Stack has to offer. Some of the advantages it offers are:
- Easy on Pockets
- Extensive Use of JSON
Each of the technologies in the software stack are free and open-source. Any developments or version upgrades done to the software stack are done by the MEAN Stack developers. Its community of developers is enthusiastic and is more than enough to sustain the whole project.