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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
About the Reviewer

External middleware

The Express core is minimal, yet the team behind it provides various predefined middleware to handle common web development features. These types of middleware vary in size and functionality and extend Express to provide a better framework support. The popular Express middleware are as follows:

  • morgan: This is an HTTP request logger middleware.

  • body-parser: This is a body-parsing middleware that is used to parse the request body, and it supports various request types.

  • method-override: This is a middleware that provides HTTP verb support, such as PUT or DELETE, in places where the client doesn't support it.

  • compression: This is a compression middleware that is used to compress the response data using GZIP/deflate.

  • express.static: This is a middleware used to serve static files.

  • cookie-parser: This is a cookie-parsing middleware that populates the req.cookies object.

  • Session: This is a session middleware used to support persistent sessions.

There are many more types of Express...