What is difference between MEAN stack developer and FULL stack developer?
The first thing you should know here is— web development. The complete web development is divided into two—
To become a Full-Stack Web Developer you need to start learning following things,
- Databases & Web Storage
- Back-End Language likes PHP, Python, Java, ASP.
- Web Application Architecture
- Basic Algorithms & Data Structures
- HTTP & REST
Generally, developers like to work one of the above domains. However, there are some developers who work on both front-end as well as back-end. These are full-stack developers.
Full stack is the development of a web application from front to back, including front-end, backend and Database. A Full stack developer is far more efficient than MEAN stack developers. A Full stack developer has complete knowledge in a server, web application, APIs, User interface etc. They have a complete idea about the idea about the whole web development process.
“Full stack development is where all the stacks are together and the developer is who can make all these stacks.”
There are total three type of stacks or level in full stack development,
- Presentation Layer
- Logic Layer
- Data Layer
What is MEAN stack Developer?
The term “stack” is basically a reference to the set of languages or technologies which the developer uses to build sites and/or applications. A MEAN stack developer uses the MEAN stack (duh) which is:
M- MongoDB, a popular database manager which implements a NoSQL structure.
E- Express.js, a framework which supports and is used to host Node.js projects.
A- AngularJS, yet another framework for building apps. It builds upon the classic html framework style and extends it to web apps.
N- Node.js, the crowning glory. This is a runtime environment, which runs server-side web applications, i.e. it works on the back-end, away from the user’s eyes to fetch relevant data or perform operations on the same. Again, bad, bad explanation, but it is the essence.
In fact, companies that were earlier using PHP and other older technologies are now moving to MEAN stack.