Part 1. Setting the baseline

Full-stack development is very rewarding when you get it right. There are many moving parts to an application and it’s your job to get them working in harmony. The best first step you can take is to understand the building blocks you have to work with and look at the ways you can put them together to achieve different results.

This is what part 1 is all about. In chapter 1 we’ll take a look at the benefits of learning full-stack development in a bit more detail and explore the components of the MEAN stack. Chapter 2 builds on this knowledge of the components and discusses how you can use them together to build different things.

By the end of part 1 you’ll have a good understanding of possible software and ...

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