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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

What we are building

We are going to build an English auction site. The previous e-commerce application is going to serve us with products, and an admin can create auctions using those products. Auctions have different features; we are not going to discuss each of them, but instead we are going to describe an English auction.

The most common auction is the English auction; it's a single dimensional auction, and the only thing considered is the bid price offered for the goods. Usually it's seller oriented, meaning it's one-sided.

Normally, a starting price is set for the auction; it's called the reserve price, under which the seller won't sell the goods. Each buyer makes a bid and everyone knows every bid, so it's open-cry. The winner pays the winning price.

No lower bid is called than the current winning bid. Usually, the auction ends when no one is interested in paying the latest price. Also, an end time could be set for the auction.

The end time could be an absolute time, in our case a standard...