What is the MERN stack?
This is the first in a series of 3 articles dealing with the MERN stack.
This trilogy is made up of the following articles:
- 1. What is the MERN stack?
- 2. How does the MERN stack work?
- 3. What are the advantages of the MERN stack?
Definition of the MERN Stack
To start, MERN stands for:
The MERN stack was created to give full stack developers the ability to develop a site from start to finish, without having to know or use another skill.
Developers can thus create a website or a web application from start to finish, and can manage both the front-end and the back-end. The MERN stack provides the possibility of mastering both the algorithmic and logical part of the backend, as well as the design, user experience and animation components of the front end part.
This translates into recruitment savings for companies that can have a single developer do work that commonly requires two.
The MERN stack represents an alliance of the most powerful technologies on the market.
Another possibility is the MEAN stack, which corresponds to:
In the MEAN stack, we just replace React front-end technology with AngularJS.
What technologies make up the MERN stack?
MongoDB – the database
In addition, Node.JS has the distinction of being an extremely fast language – one of the fastest languages in computer programming – because it is also an asynchronous language. Renowned companies such as Facebook use Node.js.
Express is a data modeling language that formally specifies data. It provides the ability to develop a complex web application. Express uses the middleware system, which is dedicated to managing highly complex web applications. Express is used for the creation of the REST API. The REST API corresponds to a website that will retrieve data via HTTP requests. These queries are executed with the React.js language.
Bocasay builds teams of React.js, Node.js, and AngularJS developers for its clients. Thanks to our offshore IT development centers based in Mauritius, Vietnam and Madagascar, we have a very diverse pool of technological skills.
In our next article, we will explore how the MERN stack technologies work together.