In the following write up, you will understand why MEAN STACK DEVELOPMENT or MEAN STACK DEVELOPER profile has become today’s trend in web application development.
How To Get Started?
Prerequisites To Learn Mean stack Development?
Consider the development of a complete web application with Mean Stack, you should have a sound knowledge of UI Development with the following things:
- CSS-3 & frameworks.
Now For The TECHNICAL GYAAN
JS simplifies the development of complicated web applications by allowing developers to simplify the application’s composition.
Origin Of Mean Stack Technologies
How They Came Into Existence?
Developed in 2007 by
10gen now known as MongoDb Inc.
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Developed in 2009 by
Miško Hevery at Brat Tech LLC
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MongoDB is a schemaless NoSQL database system. It is written in C++. It provides the optimum performance by saving data in binary JSON format in a key-value pair. This kind of data can be easily processed and passed between server and client. It is easy for developers to learn and use. It provides all the capabilities needed to meet and serve the most complex requirements. It also avoids the table structure of relational databases which provide great ease in data integration for many faster applications.
Also known as EXPRESS, it is a web application framework for NodeJS basically used for building web applications and APIs. It a flexible and light server framework used for building a variety of web applications. Development of ExpressJS has been heavily influenced by Sinatra- A popular Ruby framework. It is lightweight, but still provides excellent error handling functionalities to support your coding adventures.
There is no major difference as such between these two terms. In simple words, the term ANGULAR is used to define all the version upgrade that came after ANGULARJS. The only major difference is that
- ANGULARJS is based on MODEL-VIEW-CONTROLLER design. In ANGULAR, the components like controllers and $scope were replaced by components and directives.
It is considered one of the top languages today and a core part of MEAN STACK DEVELOPER profile.
Mean Stack Architecture
Who Can Become A Mean Stack Developer?
We can say, ANYONE can do it. It all depends on how good you are at programming. If not, then how much you desire and motive yourself to learn. Programming is tough. For many it is easy. Still, it is not a cup of tea for everyone. If you wish to see yourself as a programming expert, you can learn mean stack. To be precise, what’s needed to become a programming expert?
- Good logical understanding.
- Will to accept failure and building on mistakes.
- Developing a language understanding with foundational knowledge.
- Education wise, there is not a certain qualification as such.
- Any graduate or a diploma holder having the profile knowledge is good to be hired.
Eventually, you just need to have the quality to get the job done for your employer. For that, you need mastery. If you are good at what you do, progress is definitely good.
Skills Needed To Become A Mean Stack Developer?
It is eventually a fact that Mean Stack in itself is a complete system. A system which consists of both the backend scripting a well as the front end display processing. So, a MEAN STACK developer is expected to master both:
- The front end &
- The back end.
What other qualities are expected in a MEAN stack Developer:
- Sound knowledge of HTML, CSS.
- Knowledge of programming frameworks and related architecture.
- Knowledge of web development is a must.
- Good understanding of DATABASE architecture.
Future Of Mean Stack
Mean stack is a very challenging profile. It consists of 4 top technologies which are predicted to take over the maximum share in web development. It is a very challenging task to fulfill. So, if you are interested in defining yourself as a MEAN STACK DEVELOPER, you must have a very diverse skill set and understanding of various coding languages. The future is bright. OBVIOUSLY.
- Giants like OYO, POLICY BAZAAR, GOIBIBO, PAYTM & FLIPKART are using MEAN STACK as their development tool.
- Also, international enterprises like NETFLIX, GROUPON, WALMART, eBAY, UBER have already implemented MEAN STACK technologies to make their online platforms faster.
- Biggest name: GOOGLE.
- Google Pay is based on ANGULARJS.
Mean Stack Developer Salary
As a top-notch profile in IT today, Mean Stack has the highest starting salary compared to any other profile today. According to many reports and some articles on Quora, the average salary of a MEAN STACK DEVELOPER in India ranges from 6-7 lakhs, which is way more than any other entry-level IT role. If you are good enough to land a job with FLIPKART or PAYTM, the pay scale touches 10-11 LAKHS.
As the salary is high, so is the competition. People are getting into MEAN STACK to settle a life for themselves. Also, being a 4 technologies package, you can individually master and specialize in any one as well.
- The future of web development is MEAN STACK.
- Huge NODEJS library and use of JSON for data transfer.
- Strong & supportive online community.
- It allows developers to switch from one framework to another. The code will still function exactly as intended. ISOMORPHIC.
- Supports MVC architecture.
- Loss of records while network partitioning in heavy load scenario.
- Expressjs has poor isolation of server from business logic and hence it prevents the reuse of certain services like batching operations.
- Not able to beat the power or RELATIONAL DATABASE yet.
How To Approach Learning Mean Stack Development?
Learn Front End Development
You have to master front end development. Unless you have a great and appealing user interface, you cannot expect to grow business. For this, you need to have a superb website UI. Developing this involves getting the designs made by expert graphic designers. This design is then implemented on a web page with the help of front end developers. Front end developers are supposed to create a responsive web design for every mobile device. Today’s world is a mobile world. Maximum traffic is going to come from mobile devices. So, the website must be mobile responsive and should have a faster loading speed.
Get used to Develop and Experiment
There is nothing better than a code which everybody can understand. We are talking about generating clean and reusable code. This is possible only when you have a clear view of what you want to achieve. A task can be achieved with 100 lines of code as well as 20 lines of code. It depends, on how good you are with your logic. Developing this logic needs experimentation. Play with the code, make mistakes, analyze them and correct them and understand the errors. These errors should not get repeated.
It is MEAN but surely it is GREAT
You have to master 4 technologies here. Dive deep in all four; alongside develop knowledge on APIs creation and use. It is a long topic compared to many other technologies, but the rewards are high as well. If you master MEAN STACK DEVELOPMENT, you can easily improve yourself to become a FULL STACK DEVELOPER.
Every programming is tough & easy. It depends on how you see it and how hard you work on the related details. If you are willing to learn it and wish to make a career out of it, then only go for it. Half-hearted efforts are never successful anywhere. For becoming a Mean Stack Developer, you need to give time to learn. Duration of around 4 months is a must to get an idea of how MEAN STACK DEVELOPMENT works. It is a longer duration, but worth the dedication. In the end, you will find the most in-demand career profile ready for you to jump in. Cheers to CODING.