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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


Created in 2010 by the JavaScript developer Guillermo Rauch, aimed at abstracting Node.js real-time application development. Since then, it has evolved dramatically and has been released in nine major versions before being broken in its latest version into two different modules: and

Previous versions of were criticized for being unstable since they first tried to establish the most advanced connection mechanisms and then fall back on more primitive protocols. This caused serious issues with using in production environments and posed a threat to the adoption of as a real-time library. To solve this, the team redesigned it and wrapped the core functionality in a base module called

The idea behind was to create a more stable real-time module, which first opens a long-polling XHR communication and then tries to upgrade the connection to a WebSockets channel. The new version of Socket...