What are the MERN stack’s advantages?
In the first two articles in this series, we discussed the MERN stack from the following perspectives.
We began by presenting the MERN stack and the technologies and skills it is composed of.
In the second article, we set out to understand how MERN stack technologies coexist together, and how they are used to create web applications or any other robust, powerful and above all powerful software.
The MERN stack is one of the most requested criteria by our customers that come to us for the development of their web, mobile or software applications.
Why use the MERN stack for offshore IT projects?
The MERN stack is an excellent choice for companies wishing to develop high quality web applications. Indeed, this stack, in addition to using high-performance and customized technologies, allows for web applications and software to be developed very quickly!
Delivery and development speed are some of the main challenges that IT services: Software firm, CIO, IT teams etc. are expected to face most prominently in 2020.
The advantages of the MERN stack for the back-end
As explained in the second article in this series, the MERN stack separated into two components: the back-end and the front-end. Added to that, the whole database system is isolated from the rest.
The whole system, including the front-end, the back-end and the database, uses the REST API, which acts as a ‘middleware’ and is reusable for any other application: mobile software etc., very easily.
The REST API allows you to connect applications to each other like pieces in a puzzle. The REST APIs are based on HTTP and imitate web communication styles, making them very advantageous to use in the MERN stack.
With the REST APIs, developers have the possibility, for example, of developing new front-ends and developing new applications that can be linked to the same system very easily.
Now let’s take a look at Node.js.
Node.js is very fast simply because it is an asynchronous language. Its performance is impressive compared to the average of other languages.
A quick back-end means that users of your application will have access to their data much faster, and that is very advantageous indeed. This is especially the case when considering that today, the average acceptable time for a user to wait for a web page to load is less than 1 second.
Added to that, this increased speed will decrease the costs of operating the server.
The advantages of using the MERN stack for the front end
The MERN stack uses the famous React.js, which is fantastic for front end development. We can’t help but mention a few big names that use React.js for its unrivaled performance: Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, Altassian, Tesla, etc.
React.js is based on the single-page application (SPA) which involves having a web application accessed from a single web page. This avoids loading a new page with each action, and makes for a greatly streamlined user experience. Facebook uses the single page application, which can be clearly felt in the comfort and effortlessness of using the social network.
For an e-commerce site, this type of fluid and optimized experience is essential for staying in the race against with the competition.
Bocasay can set up a MERN stack team in less than 4 weeks
We decide to establish MERN stack teams for our clients’ projects for the following reasons:
- The speed of design and development of websites and web applications,
- Reducing server costs,
- The performance of greatly optimized web applications and software,
- The ease of transposing a web application to a mobile application or software, thanks in particular to React Native,
- The luxury of designing a website using a single HTML document,
Convinced or almost convinced? Others have taken the step with us with great results! Let’s discuss your project and see which MERN stack team we can put in your service.