MEAN Javascript

MEAN is a free and open-source JavaScript software stack for building dynamic web sites and web applications. The MEAN stack makes use of MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, and Node.js. Because all components of the MEAN stack support programs written in JavaScript, MEAN applications can be written in one language for both server-side and client-side execution environments.

MEAN.JS is a full-stack JavaScript solution that helps you build fast, robust, and maintainable production web applications using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js.

MEAN.JS will help you getting started and avoid useless grunt work and common pitfalls, while keeping your application organized. MEAN goal is to create and maintain a simple and readable open-source solution that you can use and trust in your projects.

MEAN. JavaScript Components

The components of the MEAN stack are as follows:
  • MongoDB, a NoSQL database
  • Express.js, a web application framework that runs on Node.js
  • Angular.js, a JavaScript MVC framework that runs in browser JavaScript engines
  • Node.js, an execution environment for event-driven server-side and networking applications

A nice text editor

Sublime Text

A good text editor is essential for completing these labs. I recommend Sublime Text because it is cross-platform, free, and has a very simple to use interface:


If you want a more powerful Integrated Development Environment try WebStorm:

MEAN Implementations

  • One of the first MEAN stack frameworks created by Amos Haviv with Linnovate.
  • MEAN.JS: Amos Haviv subsequently left Linnovate and forked MEAN.js as a community-governed project.