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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

AngularJS routing

An AngularJS MVC implementation would not be complete if it didn't offer some way of controlling the application URL routing. While you could leverage the ng-include directive to offer some routing features, it would be a mess to use it with multiple views. For that purpose, the AngularJS team developed the ngRoute module that allows you to define URL paths and their corresponding templates, which will be rendered whenever the user navigates to those paths.

Since AngularJS is a single-page framework, ngRoute will manage the routing entirely in the browser. This means that instead of fetching web pages from the server, AngularJS will load the defined template, compile it, and place the result inside a specific DOM element. The server will only serve the template as a static file but won't respond to the URL changing. This change will also turn our Express server into a more API-oriented backend. Let's begin by installing the ngRoute module using Bower.


The ngRoute module...