Over the years, website design has evolved through a series of changes and value additions. After going through a lot of design and development experiments, finally, websites have started to focus on faster loading time, easy and simple user experience and mobile-friendliness. Well, these are the modern criteria that most web developers follow. Moreover, users increasingly expect websites to deliver user experience comparable to native mobile apps.
MEAN stack comprises of 4 key web development technologies such as MongoDB, ExpressJS, Angular, and NodeJS. MERN stack, on the other hand, comprises of web development technologies like MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, and NodeJS. The only difference between the two stacks is the presence of Angular in MEAN stack and ReactJS in MERN stack. While an Angular Development Company USA generally will prefer using MEAN stack, a company with React expertise will opt for MERN stack.
So in total, 5 technologies make up these two tech stacks. Let’s have a brief look at these key constituent technologies pertaining to both stacks.
MEAN stack is in use for building web applications for quite some time. Over the years, it has gained a reputation as one of the reliable tech stacks for building sophisticated web applications and even MEAN is popular for progressive web apps development. Let’s explain some of the key benefits of MEAN stack.
Though MEAN stack enjoyed overwhelming popularity among web developers for years, it is the coming of the React or Reacts Native that openly thrown a challenge to the Angular framework in MEAN stack. Soon, because of the component-based approach to React, it became a popular choice in place of Angular. Thus MERN stack emerged. Let’s have a look at the key benefits of MERN stack.
The real difference between the two stacks appears in terms of the capability of Angular and React. Now, both Angular and React enjoy supports like great documentation, tutorials, coding examples and community help from developers worldwide. But still, they boast some significant differences.
This is where MEAN stack enjoys a clear lead over the MERN stack. Though React offers a more flexible rendering capability, the MVC architecture of MEAN helps to keep the UI code separate with a different layer. This ensures easier code management.
For Building any robust, multifaceted or enterprise-grade application you need to use a variety of third-party libraries. Angular having ready to use features such as support for “$http” can easily connect backend servers of third-party libraries. React, on the other hand, requires additional libraries to incorporate such third-party calls. This is why for adding extra features React requires additional configuration while Angular seems to be well-contented.
WRITTEN BY: Kapil Antala
Kapil Antala is a Design Lead at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., a leading UI/UX Design Services Company with 12+ years experience. Kapil firmly believes that…
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