MEAN Stack and Startups: Are they Made for Each Other?

The MEANing of the MEAN Stack

The MEAN stack is an assortment of various technologies — MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, and Node.js — bound together by a single, dynamic programming language, JavaScript, for building a robust web application. From client to server to database, MEAN is used for full-stack JavaScript development.

Netflix switched from Java on the server-side and JavaScript on the client-side side to Node.js because they had to write everything twice for error handling, activity tracking, and debugging. As Node.js acts as a common language for both the server-side and client-side, it brought down the startup time to under a minute from 40+ minutes.