MEAN Cookbook

MEAN Cookbook
MEAN Cookbook by Nicholas McClay
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1787286573 | 450 Pages | EPUB, AZW3, PDF (conv) | 21 MB

Over 50 recipes to create full-stack high-performance web applications using pure JavaScript and the MEAN stack.
The MEAN Stack is a framework for web application development using JavaScript-based technologies; MongoDB, Express, Angular, and Node.js. If you want to expand your understanding of using JavaScript to produce a fully functional standalone web application, including the web server, user interface, and database, then this book can help guide you through that transition. This book begins by configuring the frontend of the MEAN stack web application using the Angular JavaScript framework. We then implement common user interface enhancements before moving on to configuring the server layer of our MEAN stack web application using Express for our backend APIs. You will learn to configure the database layer of your MEAN stack web application using MongoDB and the Mongoose framework, including modeling relationships between documents. You will explore advanced topics such as optimizing your web application using WebPack as well as the use of automated testing with the Mocha and Chai frameworks. By the end of the book, you should have acquired a level of proficiency that allows you to confidently build a full production-ready and scalable MEAN stack application.
What You Will Learn

  • Bootstrap a new MEAN stack web application using Node.js and Express
  • Build a single-page application (SPA) with Angular and Angular-CLI
  • Improve browser performance by optimizing your web application resources using Webpack
  • Model complex JSON object relationships in MongoDB using Mongoose
  • Debug all the layers of a MEAN stack application, including working with source maps
  • Build Restful APIs using Express.js and JSON Web Token (JWT) for user authentication
  • Use automated testing to improve the reliability and quality of your MEAN stack application