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Solving the 4 Problem Categories of Web Development with the MEAN Stack

  • Feb 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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If you're building a new web application, the problems that you run into generally fit into one of 4 categories:

1) Prototyping: I want to build something quickly
2) Adapting: I want to be able to easily iterate on my code base
3) Testing: I want to make sure that the app works
4) Scaling: I want to utilize server resources efficiently

This presentation will provide a high-level overview of how the MEAN stack, and in particular Node.js and npm, solve each of these pain points.

Valeri Karpov wrote the first blog post about the MEAN stack in April 2013, after building out tech stacks for The Ascot Project and Bookalokal using it. He maintains the mean-stack-skeleton repo on github, and currently works as a Kernel Engineer for MongoDB, where he's helping to build out an internal continuous integration platform.

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  • Darren Douglas L.

    Quite dry, just words on slides, no code or working examples.

    February 20, 2014

    • Matt W.

      Sounds like you might have left before our surprise speaker Sahat did some live coding.

      February 20, 2014

    • Darren Douglas L.

      Yep, you're right! Too bad the surprise was kept a "surprise" as I (and the three others in the elevator) would have stuck around. I'll be sure to stick it out next time.

      February 21, 2014

  • Matt W.

    Thanks again to Val for the MEAN presentation, and to Sahat for the on-the-spot Ember.js live-coding! Thanks to everyone for coming! Keep an eye out for next month's meetup. I'll be publishing it soon. Also, I've got a survey for anyone who develops on other platforms and would like to learn more about Node.js: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XH3r0AJjrpnIHlEdY9zGY9SSMNE6qt4n2gfyPUb29kI/viewform

    February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is the link for Ember-flavor of MEAN stack: https://github.com/sahat/ember-sass-express-starter and for those who are interested here is a link for Hackathon Starter: https://github.com/sahat/hackathon-starter. I'm sorry if my mini talk was all over the place, it was put together on the spot, plus it was my very first talk at a meetup. I promise the next one will be more organized! I will try to get in touch with nodejs meetup organizers and ask them if they let me do a full-length talk on full stack JavaScript development, starting from nothing to a nice looking and hopefully useful web application, using nodejs.

    2 · February 19, 2014

    • Sean H.

      Thanks for your excellent talk! I really enjoyed it, and found your hackathon-starter very practical.

      February 20, 2014

    • Sean H.

      And the full-stack Web development using node and ember will be very cool- Even rapid prototyping tutorial will be beneficial since there seems to be a lack of resource in ember + node

      February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are people interested in seeing other alternatives to MEAN stack? I could give a quick 5 minute presentation afterwards on MongoDB-Express-Ember stack, that in my opinion, is a lot simpler and more beginner-friendly than MEAN stack.

    6 · January 13, 2014

    • Brendan O.

      Are you using Ember-App-Kit?

      February 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Brendan I am using ember-tools app structure.

      February 19, 2014

  • Val K.

    Hi everyone,

    Slides from my MEAN stack talk are on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/vkarpov15/mean-stack-node-summit-valeri-karpov

    Thanks for listening, hope to see y'all building awesome MEAN stack apps in the future.

    3 · February 19, 2014

  • Mehboob A.

    Postgres conference in NYC bit.ly/pgnyc2014 - Apr 3, 4 ~ discount code NODEJS, 10% off till March 15

    February 19, 2014

  • Luke G.

    Told me way to late I could go. Thanks anyways.

    February 19, 2014

  • Patrik R.

    Sorry for late replay, running late at work and can't join.

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    this is meant to be simple. For static pages just install nodejs, use the get function and configure express in your working directory. For dynamic pages just add a few lines for the server and router... why make it more complicated than it needs to be. Most of this is really no improvement over any other language. The key is always the skill of the programming and his understanding of ie non blocking operations, memory management, SQL versus hive or Pig or..... This is why the NSA cant use the data effectively that they collect! between redtape ass kissing and incompetence they use our tax dollars to violate the constitution (see FISA court decision 2011) and gain little usable intelligence compared to humint!!! Sorry was I ranting lol

    February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry that I won't be able to attend. I hope there will be a link after to the presentation or code.

    February 19, 2014

    • Luc

      +1 ill miss but will any presentation, or materials make it online?

      February 19, 2014

    • Dion R.

      +1, Just changed my RSVP because i won't be able to make it tonight. But I would love to have slides and any material that is shared tonight. Thanks.

      February 19, 2014

  • Jeff W.

    Excited for this. JS all the things.
    And hi Matt! Been a while.

    February 19, 2014

  • Matt W.

    Hi everyone! Looking forward to seeing everyone for tonight's meetup. For all those currently marked as attending, but can't make it, please update your status. For everyone who can attend, see you there!

    February 19, 2014

  • Diego B.

    Software developer @ ThoughtWorks, and geek on my free time

    February 12, 2014

  • Sean H.

    Excited!

    February 10, 2014

  • Sean H.

    Excited!

    February 10, 2014

  • Leon S.

    In thinking about JS frameworks and supporting libraries (including AngularJS, Ember.js, and Backbone.js) I found the two following links very useful:

    One persons overview on the popular ones (now 18 months old):
    http://blog.stevensanderson.com/2012/08/01/rich-javascript-applications-the-seven-frameworks-throne-of-js-2012/

    Current comparison with code examples of virtually all options in the form of a real world single page application:
    http://todomvc.com/

    February 8, 2014

  • Sean

    Shapeways will be holding a 6 hour seminar on ShapeJS February 1st. from 10am-6pm www.shapejs.eventbrite.com . $75 shapeways gift card to all attendees

    January 23, 2014

  • Davis K.

    Interested in Serverside JS (coming from rails)

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Dan M.

    sorry can't make the meeting

    January 13, 2014

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