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MEAN Machine: A beginner’s practical guide to the JavaScript stack

  • Length: 245 pages
  • Edition: 1
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  • Publication Date: 2015-07-31

Learn to write MEAN Stack applications from scratch

Want to learn Node.js and AngularJS?

In this book, we will be learning about four pieces of software (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js) and how they combine to make the great MEAN stack.

This book is suitable for beginners with no Angular or Node experience. Only a very basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript is necessary. 

What You’ll Learn

For just $25, you’ll gain a great real-world understanding of how to use Node and Angular. You will also learn the following:

  • Build Node/Express applications and RESTful APIs from scratch
  • How to authenticate Node and Angular applications
  • Handle CRUD operations with MongoDB
  • Build dynamic Angular frontend applications from scratch
  • Build scalable and well-structured MEAN applications
  • Best practices and techniques in application development
  • Use Bower and Gulp for efficient development

This book is essentially three books in one. Getting Started with Angular, Getting Started with Node, and Building Applications with Node and Angular.

You’ll have the knowledge to build not just MEAN apps, but standalone Node and standalone Angular applications as well.

What You’ll Build

  • RESTful API in Node and Express with token based authentication
  • Angular token based authentication
  • MEAN stack CRM to manage users
  • Starter MEAN app with Bower and Gulp
  • And more…


You’ve probably heard of the MEAN stack around the web and have been wondering what’s so great about it. Building with the four MEAN components can create not only amazing applications, but also a faster and easier development process.

Having entire applications written in JavaScript makes development easier since you only have to deal with one language for the backend and frontend. This means your development time is shorter, your team can work better together, and your JavaScript knowledge can transfer across your entire development stack.

AngularJS Updates

This book will be updated for the upcoming versions of Angular: 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6. Angular will also be releasing a new router soon and this book will be updated for that as well.

Code Samples

Code samples are provided in a GitHub repository to download and use for learning or within your own projects.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Table of Contents

Chapter Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Primers
Chapter 3 MEAN Thinking
Chapter 4 Getting Started and Installation
Chapter 5 Starting Node
Chapter 6 Starting a Node Server
Chapter 7 Routing Node Applications
Chapter 8 Using MongoDB
Chapter 9 Build a RESTful Node API
Chapter 10 Node Authentication
Chapter 11 Starting Angular
Chapter 12 Animating Angular Applications
Chapter 13 MEAN Stack Application Structure
Chapter 14 Angular Services to Access an API
Chapter 15 Angular Authentication
Chapter 16 MEAN App: Users Management CRM
Chapter 17 Deploying MEAN Applications
Chapter 18 MEAN Development Workflow Tools

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