• Shankar Patil

Most Popular Technology Stack To Choose From: FULL Stack vs MEAN Stack vs MERN Stack in 2020

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Now days web development and mobile application service have stepped on the top level then last 2–3 years. These days, mobile and web application are developed utilizing a stack of different technologies. Web and apps are all built utilizing a ‘stack’ of various technologies like FULL Stack, MEAN Stack, MERN Stack, LAMP Stack etc.


There are a lot of confusions which one is better than the other. In this blog I will try to clear those confusions. First, I am going to introduce you to Stack and then will mention the differences between them so you can choose according to your requirement.


What is a Stack?

A “Stack” is a combination of programming languages, technologies or even software products. Development stacks are further divided into two categories – Technology stack & application stack.


Now, in this article, I am briefing you all about three top trending technology stack to choose from, for your startup and ongoing business.


What is FULL stack and why to choose?

Full stack developer is an engineer who works on both client-side and server-side software. This type of software developer works on the Full Stack of an application meaning Front End Technology, Back End Development Languages, Database, Server, API, and version Controlling Systems. Hence, the name "Full Stack" Developer.


Full-stack development considers Front-end technologies like CSS, JS, SPA; Backend development tech like Python, Node.js, PHP and GO; Databases like MySQL, SQLite, etc; DevOps concepts like CI and Cd; and even some aspects of mobile app development using iOS and Android.


Today, full-stack developers are in huge demand as they can solve issues in multiple streams of software development.


Benefits of Choosing FULL stack

  • Easy Switching between the front end and back end development based on the requirement of the project.

  • Comprehensive work for individual Full Stack developer gives the flexibility to move from task to task according to the need of the project.

  • Cost Saving by hiring a specialized full stack developer rather than hiring front end and back end specifically.

  • They can look after the entirety of the design structure during development.

  • The option of full-stack is most appropriate for small and medium enterprises.


What is MEAN stack and why to choose?

MEAN is an abbreviation that stands for the four technologies that created it; MongoDB, Express, Angular, and Node.js. There are many complex websites and web applications (both progressive and responsive). It is one of the fastest growing open source development framework to reduce time on the management of the system. It also allows for the quicker development of websites, web applications, and APIs.


MEAN Stack Application Development is witnessing a growing trend in usage. MEAN is an abbreviation of:


M = MongoDB: nosql Database

E = Express: Easy to use light and portable web program framework

A = Angular.js: Robust framework for developing HTML5 and JavaScript- web programs

N = Node.js: a server-side JavaScript run time


Benefits of Choosing MEAN Stack

  • MEAN stack is very flexible and allows you to test an application on the platform of the cloud very easily. It also allows you to add information by simply adding the field to your form.

  • Everything is under control from frontend development to backend development.

  • Comes with a pre-built extensive suite of testing tools.

  • It keeps the web application development work organized by avoiding unrequired grunt work.

  • Helps to resist unnecessary grunt work, thus keeping the web application development much organized.


What is MERN stack and why to choose?

MERN is considered as a fancy kid in town with full-stack JavaScript. It is a combination of technologies used to build premium web applications. These are developed using multiple technologies including frameworks, databases, libraries and more.


MERN stack is used for crafting web pages that fall in the premium category. Like MEAN stack, it also has comprised of four frameworks, namely MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node.js.


MERN is a collection of JavaScript-based technologies:


M=MongoDB: Popular NoSQL database

E=Express: Light and portable web program framework

R=React: A javascript library for building user interfaces

N=Node.js: A server-side JavaScript run time


Benefits of Choosing MERN Stack

  • The MERN stack covers the entire development cycle from Front-end to Back-end using JS.

  • With this JavaScript, you require proficiency in two things JavaScript and JSON.

  • Comes with a pre-built extensive suite of testing tools.

  • Has good open-source community support.

  • Has an extensive set of testing tools.


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