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MEAN Blueprints

By : Robert Onodi
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MEAN Blueprints

By: Robert Onodi

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a combination of the most popular web development frameworks available—MongoDB, Angular, Express, and Node.js used together to offer a powerful and comprehensive full stack web development solution. It is the modern day web dev alternative to the old LAMP stack. It works by allowing AngularJS to handle the front end, and selecting Mongo, Express, and Node to handle the back-end development, which makes increasing sense to forward-thinking web developers. The MEAN stack is great if you want to prototype complex web applications. This book will enable you to build a better foundation for your AngularJS apps. Each chapter covers a complete, single, advanced end-to-end project. You’ll learn how to build complex real-life applications with the MEAN stack and few more advanced projects. You will become familiar with WebSockets and build real-time web applications, as well as create auto-destructing entities. Later, we will combine server-side rendering techniques with a single page application approach. You’ll build a fun project and see how to work with monetary data in Mongo. You will also find out how to a build real-time e-commerce application. By the end of this book, you will be a lot more confident in developing real-time, complex web applications using the MEAN stack.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
MEAN Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Chapter 5. E-commerce Application

This chapter will focus on building an e-commerce like application. We are going to experiment with a different application architecture by building a core that will hold all the business logic and consume it with smaller apps. Also one more interesting thing to note is that the front store of our e-commerce application will be built using server-side rendering.

This new architecture will enable us to build micro apps; for example, one app could be the admin application that is going to manage the product catalog. The benefit is that each micro app can be built using different approaches.

As a demonstration, we are not going to build our front store in Angular. Sounds crazy I know, but for educational purposes, it's going to be great. Also, we want to highlight how easy it is to build hybrid applications.

The admin part of the application is going to be built using Angular 2. Because of this, we are going to build a headless core backend service. This core...