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MEAN Web Development

By : Amos Q. Haviv
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MEAN Web Development

By: Amos Q. Haviv

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development; it comprises MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. Starting with MEAN core frameworks, this project-based guide will explain the key concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect it all together. By following the real-world examples shown in this tutorial, you will scaffold your MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support your project development. Finally, you will walk through the different tools and frameworks that will help expedite your daily development cycles. Watch how your application development grows by learning from the only guide that is solely orientated towards building a full, end-to-end, real-time application using the MEAN stack!
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
MEAN Web Development
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Implementing the MVC pattern


The Express framework is pattern agnostic, which means it doesn't support any predefined syntax or structure as do some other web frameworks. Applying the MVC pattern to your Express application means that you can create specific folders where you place your JavaScript files in a certain logical order. All those files are basically CommonJS modules that function as logical units. For instance, models will be CommonJS modules containing a definition of Mongoose models placed in the models folder, views will be HTML or other template files placed in the views folder, and controllers will be CommonJS modules with functional methods placed in the controllers folder. To illustrate this better, it's time to discuss the different types of an application structure.

Application folder structure

We previously discussed better practices while developing a real application, where we recommended the use of the package.json file over directly installing your modules. However...