Chapter 1. Introducing full-stack development

This chapter covers

  • The benefits of full-stack development
  • An overview of the MEAN stack components
  • What makes the MEAN stack so compelling
  • A preview of the application we’ll build throughout this book

If you’re like me then you’re probably impatient to dive into some code and get on with building something. But let’s take a moment first to clarify what is meant by full-stack development, and look at the component parts of the stack to make sure you understand each.

When I talk about full-stack development, I’m really talking about developing all parts of a website or application. The full stack starts with the database and web server in the back end, contains application logic and control ...

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