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Difference between MEAN Stack and MEEN Stack

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  • Last Updated : 05 Jul, 2021

What are stacks?

What is a stack, if you are familiar with full-stack development you might have come across the terms MEAN, MERN, MEVN, MEEN, etc. These are web stacks consisting of a collection of software and frameworks used for building a web application from the front-end and back-end. You can learn any of these stacks to become a Full-stack developer.

A stack usually consists of a database, server-side and client-side technology, and a web server.

MEAN STACK:

MEAN Stack is a collection of MongoDB, Express, Angular framework, and NodeJs. MEAN is basically a collection of technologies helpful in developing a full-stack web application.

  • M – MongoDB – It is a No SQL and Document-based Database management system. It stores data in JSON-like documents.
  • E  – ExpressJS – It is a Server-side framework based on NodeJS.
  • A  – AngularJS – It is a JavaScript front-end framework used to create a dynamic web application.
  • N  – NodeJS – It is a server-side technology that lets you run JS outside of a browser. Built on the V8 engine.

From the front-end to backend javascript is used hence it becomes easier for the developers to develop a full-stack web application. Which makes development more efficient and speedy.

Working Of MEAN stack:

AngularJS for front-end A javascript framework that lets you use HTML as a template language and create dynamic, interactive web pages, it handles user interaction with the web browser and is at the top of the layer.



NodeJS and ExpressJS for backend –  Express is a backend framework based on Node and runs on Node and it handles HTTP requests and responses and also handles URL routing.

Mongo as a database –  To store data we need a database, In MEAN we use Mongo Db which is a No SQL database that stores data in JSON-like documents and also is used to fetch data and manipulate as per client needs.

MEEN STACK:

This stack consists of MongoDB, Express, Ember, and Node. Used in developing a full-stack web application. This stack involves PostgreSQL as a database instead of mongo to store and manage data. This is a great choice if you want a stable database which is great for complex duties.

  • M – MongoDB –  It is a No SQL and Document-based Database management system. It stores data in JSON-like documents.
  • E – Ember JS – It is a JavaScript client-side, open-source framework.
  • E – Express – It is a Server-side framework based on Node JS to ease out the tasks on the server-side.
  • N – Node JS – It is a server-side technology that lets you run JavaScript on a server.

Working Of MEEN stack:

Ember for frontend –  It is a client-side Framework. It provides new binding syntax as it uses the Html bars template engine. Also another engine the Glimmer Rendering Engine helps in increase the rendering speed. Used for creating reusable javascript web apps. It was developed by Yehuda Katz with an initial release on 8th December 2011.

Node and ExpressJS on server-side –  Node and ExpressJS are used on the server-side for the purposes mentioned above.

MongoDB for the database – While storing data in a database instead of No SQL database MongoDB, we use a SQL database PostgreSQL. It stores data in Tabular format in rows and columns like other SQL databases(Ex- MySQL). It has strict rules for data integrity and better for heavy transactions than No SQL databases.

Differences between MEAN and MEEN:

MEAN STACKMEEN STACK
In the MEAN stack in the front-end layer, we use the Angular JS framework.In the MEEN stack in the front-end layer, we use the Ember JS framework.
It has component-based architecture.It follows MVVM architecture(Model View ViewModell)
  
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