Chapter 1. Introducing full-stack development

This chapter covers

  • Evaluating full-stack development
  • Getting to know the MEAN stack components
  • Examining what makes the MEAN stack so compelling
  • Previewing the application you’ll build throughout this book

If you’re like us, 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 we mean by full-stack development and look at the component parts of the stack to make sure that you understand each one.

When we talk about full-stack development, we’re 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 ...

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