MEAN Stack

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) stack is getting popular, and now that I’m familiar with the individual technologies of this stack, I really feel that it will continue to be a popular choice for quick and powerful web development.  I ran across a few popular boilerplates, and I think ( is the most popular repo right now.  I like the supporting technology choices that this boilerplate made (bower, jade, karma, mocha, jshint) as well.

I forked the repo to restructure the project to my liking.  I already made some changes to the angular structure, and I will probably get to the express structure in a week or two.  Here’s my fork ( for anyone interested in seeing the direction.


5 thoughts on “MEAN Stack

  1. Hi stranger. Last week I was struggling with after finding out that it doesn’t really use Node/Express by default. It’s really for total separation of presentation layer from any backend service calls. I was hoping proxy/OSX setting can make yeoman/node/express in harmony. Googling about proxy/OSX led to this blog site by chance. sounded interesting and just right for me, and immediately I began customizing it in my liking, too. Thanks~!

  2. Hi David, have you tried Yeoman + SailsJS together?

    Mean.IO is nice, but I’m starting to think it’s better to separate frontend framework from backend framework so that they can evolve independently.

    BTW just found out you are no longer in this building. Oh well.

    1. I haven’t tried SailsJS yet, but it sounded cool though.
      Mean sort of separates frontend and backend, no? Express/mongoose can evolve independently of angular files.

      Ohh, I didn’t know you were the Won Cho I met before! I sometimes go back, I’ll let you know if and when I do.

      1. Yeap I was the new guy last October. Used to be a Java guy. But sucked into JavaScript world. seems interesting, but not sure if it supports data model scaffolding. SailsJS has a cool way to scaffold REST Apis that can integrate with MongoDB or MySQL. I’ll start using it along with Yeoman’s Angular scaffolding this week.

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