Over the years, the LAMP stack has gained popularity because of its open-source nature and its ease of development, and was considered by many to be the ultimate web development stack. The LAMP Web development platform uses Linux as its operating system, Apache for the Web server, MySQL as the database management system, and PHP as the scripting language. The name LAMP, coined as far back as 1998, stuck, and today, the products making up the LAMP stack are included by default for all major Linux distributions, helping people build powerful web applications.
But these days, MEAN stack is making all the right noises. This begets the question, why MEAN, and why now?
The MEAN stack is a combination of the following -
Compared to the advancements offered by MEAN, the LAMP stack has some major disadvantages such as -
More and more developers are being swayed by the advantages offered by the MEAN stack over LAMP stack, as it allows them the flexibility to choose and work with the deployment platform, and leverage the enhanced data retrieval speed. Some of the common advantages of MEAN stack development include -
One size does not fit many. This age-old adage still stands true when it comes to selecting a development stack which could work for you. The MEAN stack definitely offers a lot to a forward-looking web development organization, but still there are critics who think that MongoDB may work out well for small to mid-sized apps, but not for large-scale applications. On the other hand, supporters of the MEAN stack vehemently display how MEAN stack has been deployed by large organizations without any worry.
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