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MEAN Web Development - Second Edition

By : Amos Q. Haviv
Book Image

MEAN Web Development - Second Edition

By: Amos Q. Haviv

Overview of this book

The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development that helps you build fast, robust, and maintainable web applications. Starting with the MEAN core frameworks, this pragmatic 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. You will learn the best practices of maintaining clear and simple code and will see how to avoid common pitfalls. 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 Second Edition
About the Author
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Introducing Webpack

Webpack is a popular module bundler created by Tobias Koppers. It has taken over the world of JavaScipt and has become one of the most used tools in our ecosystem. As an alternative to other module bundlers, such as SystemJS (which we used up until now), it has a pretty straightforward motivation: to simplify code bundling, modularizing big applications, and code splitting. However, after a few years of active development, it can now do much more, including features such as asset bundling, preprocessing, and optimization. In our modest introduction, though, we'll learn how to simply replace SystemJS to bundle and load our Angular modules.


It is highly recommended that you learn more about Webpack by visiting the official project page at

Installing Webpack

Before we can start configuring our Webpack implementation, we will need to install Webpack's dependencies using npm. To do that, change your package.json file, as follows:

  "name": "MEAN...