Source: Chrome Infotech

technology stack, also known as a solutions stack, technology infrastructure, or data environment, is a group of all the technology services required to create and execute a single application. The demand for dynamic applications such as web development, android development, or iOS development is constantly growing. Hence, we require a technology stack to meet ​that need. In regards to app development, the MEAN stack offers a broad array of options.

In our previous blog on MEAN Stack, we learned about the basic of MEAN stack, what does it stand for, what are its advantages over other stacks and finally, what are the perks of MEAN stack for developing a SaaS product.

Its features like less storage space, affordable costs in setting up, high speed, and flexibility make it a popular choice among developers. These features enable MEAN stack to contribute significantly to the application development market.

In this blog, we will understand more about the type of applications we can build through the MEAN stack.

1. Real-time applications.

MEAN stack is ideal for developing real-time apps because of Node.js. Its dynamic ability makes it easier for non-developers to handle the applications' complex needs easily. Hence, this model is in use by several well-known brands. Walmart, for example, has an e-commerce website that uses Node.js. PayPal, too, switched to Node.js after testing revealed that it was faster.

Developers have found out that Node.js enables an application to be produced with 33% fewer lines of code than some other technologies. It reduces the tremendous effort of writing extensive codes by programmers for the same task, which results in a reduction in development costs and time.

2. Websites containing a high level of datasets

MongoDB is one of the best technology when it comes to managing and working on databases. Its flexible data models help in adjusting to constant requirement changes. It offers elastic scalability, which allows it to fulfill system demand with greater flexibility. When compared to its competitors, MongoDB performs better in terms of its ability to process data and latency. 

MongoDB is lightweight, easy to use, and extensive query languages for the modern data types. It is even a hundred times faster than traditional data management applications like RDBMS. Because of these features and widespread applications companies, like Uber, Lyft has their websites based on the MEAN stack. 

Applications used for geographical mapping, real-time applications, blog hosting websites, etc. also uses MongoDB and MEAN stack for their development.  

3. Social media interaction applications

MEAN stack has the best technologies for building a social interaction application. MongoDB handles the data. The data is in the form of messages, posts, stories, etc. Node.js helps in the functioning of the application and its dynamic ability. It also helps to increase the loading and functioning speed of the application. Angular helps in efficient linking of the front end and back end. Finally, for client requests, Express.js provides a simple routing system. It also includes middleware. This middleware is in charge of making conclusions that offer the correct answers to the client's queries.

These features give MEAN stack a competitive advantage both in time and resources against its counterparts. Most of the technologies in the MEAN stack are open sourced, which makes the process cost-efficient. 

4. Applications where the frontend does the heavy lifting

Angular.js, Express, and React (not part of the MEAN stack) all are very efficient in handling applications where there are complex UI cases. It has a competitive edge over other similar applications as Angular is freely available. Being supported by Google and the option of real-time testing gives angular an undue advantage over traditional frameworks. Its framework supports features like MVC patterns, directives, and dependency injection. When Angular collaborates with technologies like, MongoDB and Node.js, it creates an ecosystem of the backend, frontend, and databases. 

Companies such as Fiverr and Accenture use MEAN stack for their websites. MEAN technologies easily handle their complex front end and support their heavy databases.

5. Applications requiring high Input and Output (I/O)

MEAN stack is one of the best technology stacks when it comes to developing a website or android applications that involve large amounts of inputs and outputs. Node.js is the best when the website's primary functions are database operations with file read writes. 

We have already seen above how MongoDB efficiently handles databases, and when it is put together with Node.js, then its functions increase exponentially.

MEAN stack also gives the developer an undue advantage as all of the code is written in a single language (Java). It significantly reduces the time spent writing codes in different languages.

6. Building RESTful services for IoT (Internet of Things) applications

Back-end services and front-end web-based user interfaces, as well as the data supplied by IoT devices, can all be developed using the MEAN stack. MEAN outperforms more traditional tool stacks like LAMP in terms of productivity and performance.

The combination of Node.js and Express.js, along with a MongoDB database, makes for a good deployment of a JSON-based web service, not only since all of the tools in the stack will consume the JSON data fluently. Because of the advantages of both Node and MongoDB, such a MEAN stack web service is also very scalable. As the technology matures, the use of software containers to support the scalable deployment of MEAN stack web services is also worth exploring.

7. AI-driven chatbox development

The term "chatbot" refers to a type of computer program that chats and converses with humans. Normally, the software runs on the server and then communicates with us. In general, these chatbots are utilized in various industries to answer queries, provide customer information, provide train schedules, and assist client reservations. Virtual assistants operate as call centers to automatically serve ten million clients daily.

We're using Node.js to build these chatbots. Now,  we can eliminate the issue of Tensorflow.js compatibility with Node.js. Tensorflow was easily compatible with the earlier versions of internet browsers but they are facing issues with the newer and quicker versions. Node.js eliminates this problem and creates an effective solution.

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Source: Cloud Employee

MEAN Stack's popularity is growing, and even large applications like YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook, Forbes, Instagram, Paytm, NetFlix, and others use MongoDB, Express, Node.js, and Angular in some way.

Hosting services like Accuweb Hosting, A2 Hosting, Google Cloud, Scalingo, and AWS provides affordable and unique hosting options for applications developed using MEAN stacks

Summary

In this article, we understood various types of applications that can be build using the MEAN stack. We studied some applications namely:

  • ​Real-time applications
  • websites containing a high level of datasets
  • Social media interaction applications
  • Applications where the front end does the heavy lifting
  • Applications requiring high Input and Output (I/O)
  • Building RESTful services for IoT (Internet of Things) applications
  • AI-driven chatbox development

We looked at why developing these applications through the MEAN stack would give us an advantage over other technology stacks. 

However these are not the only applications that could be developed through the MEAN stack, there are a lot of other types of applications as well. 

So, Why should you work with StrideBiz for MEAN Stack development?

StrideBiz enables you to automate and grow your business using the most up-to-date technology trends, as well as providing the best MEAN Stack development services. StrideBiz is a cost-effective option for anyone who wants to grow their business.

Contact Stridebiz for a personalized consultation on how you can develop your application using the MEAN stack.