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Getting MEAN with Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node

  • Length: 440 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-11-26
  • ISBN-10: 1617292036
  • ISBN-13: 9781617292033
  • Sales Rank: #356888 (See Top 100 Books)


Getting MEAN with Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node teaches readers how to develop web applications end-to-end using the MEAN stack. You’ll systematically discover each technology in the MEAN stack as you build up an application one layer at a time, just as you’d do in a real project.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Traditional web dev stacks use a different programming language in every layer, resulting in a complex mashup of code and frameworks. Together, the MongoDB database, the Express and AngularJS frameworks, and Node.js constitute the MEAN stack—a powerful platform that uses only one language, top to bottom: JavaScript. Developers and businesses love it because it’s scalable and cost-effective. End users love it because the apps created with it are fast and responsive. It’s a win-win-win!

About the Book

Getting MEAN with Mongo, Express, Angular, and Node teaches you how to develop web applications using the MEAN stack. First, you’ll create the skeleton of a static site in Express and Node, and then push it up to a live web server. Next, you’ll add a MongoDB database and build an API before using Angular to handle data manipulation and application logic in the browser. Finally you’ll add an authentication system to the application, using the whole stack. When you finish, you’ll have all the skills you need to build a dynamic data-driven web application.

What’s Inside

  • Full-stack development using JavaScript
  • Responsive web techniques
  • Everything you need to get started with MEAN
  • Best practices for efficiency and reusability

About the Reader

Readers should have some web development experience. This book is based on MongoDB 2, Express 4, Angular 1, and Node.js 4.

About the Author

Simon Holmes has been a full-stack developer since the late 1990s and runs Full Stack Training Ltd.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Setting the baseline
Chapter 1 Introducing full-stack development
Chapter 2 Designing a MEAN stack architecture

Part 2 Building a Node web application
Chapter 3 Creating and setting up a MEAN project
Chapter 4 Building a static site with Node and Express
Chapter 5 Building a data model with MongoDB and Mongoose
Chapter 6 Writing a REST API: Exposing the MongoDB database to the application
Chapter 7 Consuming a REST API: Using an API from inside Express

Part 3 Adding a dynamic front end with Angular
Chapter 8 Adding Angular components to an Express application
Chapter 9 Building a single-page application with Angular: Foundations
Chapter 10 Building an SPA with Angular: The next level

Part 4 Managing authentication and user sessions
Chapter 11 Authenticating users, managing sessions, and securing APIs

Appendix A—Installing the stack
Appendix B—Installing and preparing the supporting cast
Appendix C—Dealing with all of the views

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