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MEAN Web Development

Amos Q. Haviv

Master real-time MEAN web application development and learn how to construct a MEAN application using a combination of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783983285
Paperback354 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to construct a fully functional MEAN application by using its components along with the best third-party modules
  • Harness the power of the JavaScript ecosystem to effectively run, build, and test your MEAN application
  • Gain a deep, practical understanding of real-time web application development through real-world examples

Who This Book Is For

If you are a web or a full-stack JavaScript developer who is interested in learning how to build modern web applications using the MEAN stack, this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to MEAN
Three-tier web application development
The evolution of JavaScript
Introducing MEAN
Installing MongoDB
Installing Node.js
Introducing NPM
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Node.js
Introduction to Node.js
JavaScript closures
Node modules
Developing Node.js web applications
Chapter 3: Building an Express Web Application
Introduction to Express
Installing Express
Creating your first Express application
The application, request, and response objects
External middleware
Implementing the MVC pattern
Configuring an Express application
Rendering views
Serving static files
Configuring sessions
Chapter 4: Introduction to MongoDB
Introduction to NoSQL
Introducing MongoDB
Key features of MongoDB
MongoDB shell
MongoDB databases
MongoDB collections
MongoDB CRUD operations
Chapter 5: Introduction to Mongoose
Introducing Mongoose
Understanding Mongoose schemas
Extending your Mongoose schema
Defining custom model methods
Model validation
Using Mongoose middleware
Using Mongoose DBRef
Chapter 6: Managing User Authentication Using Passport
Introducing Passport
Understanding Passport strategies
Understanding Passport OAuth strategies
Chapter 7: Introduction to AngularJS
Introducing AngularJS
Key concepts of AngularJS
Installing AngularJS
Structuring an AngularJS application
Bootstrapping your AngularJS application
AngularJS MVC entities
AngularJS routing
AngularJS services
Managing AngularJS authentication
Chapter 8: Creating a MEAN CRUD Module
Introducing CRUD modules
Setting up the Express components
Introducing the ngResource module
Implementing the AngularJS MVC module
Finalizing your module implementation
Chapter 9: Adding Real-time Functionality Using
Introducing WebSockets
Building a chat
Chapter 10: Testing MEAN Applications
Introducing JavaScript testing
Testing your Express application
Testing your AngularJS application
Chapter 11: Automating and Debugging MEAN Applications
Introducing the Grunt task runner
Debugging Express with node-inspector
Debugging AngularJS with Batarang

What You Will Learn

  • Set up and run an Express application
  • Use MongoDB to store and retrieve your application's data
  • Connect your Express application to MongoDB and use the Mongoose module
  • Manage your users' authentication and offer them diverse login options using Passport
  • Structure and use an AngularJS application in your MEAN project
  • Use to create real-time communication between your client and server
  • Test your application's Express and AngularJS entities
  • Develop your MEAN application more efficiently using popular third-party tools

In Detail

The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development; it comprises MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js.

Starting with MEAN core frameworks, this project-based guide will explain the key concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect it all together. By following the real-world examples shown in this tutorial, you will scaffold your MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support your project development. Finally, you will walk through the different tools and frameworks that will help expedite your daily development cycles.

Watch how your application development grows by learning from the only guide that is solely orientated towards building a full, end-to-end, real-time application using the MEAN stack!


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