The Working Programmer – How To Be MEAN: Node.js

Ted Neward. MSDN Magazine. 2015-09-01.
Ted NewardMicrosoft has been adopting technology from across the software spectrum as part of its rebranding and “re-relevancing.” One of the technologies it has adopted is Node.js. This gives developers a golden opportunity to use one of the more popular full-stack software groupings on the Node.js platform known as MEAN: MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js.
In the last installment (msdn.microsoft.com/magazine/mt185576), I got the basic Node.js parts up and running. In this one, I’ll spin up a simple Node “Hello World” Web endpoint, and deploy it to a Microsoft Azure Web site. Over the next several installments, I’ll slowly build my way through the MEAN stack, working from the ground up.
As discussed in the previous article, there are a lot of places where I could swap out parts of the MEAN stack for something else—DocumentDB for MongoDB, ASP.NET WebAPI for Node.js and ASP.NET MVC for Express, or BackboneJS (or any of a whole host of other JavaScript Single-Page-Application frameworks) for AngularJS—but none of the alternatives enjoys the popularity that MEAN currently holds (at least among JavaScript aficionados).

[The Working Programmer – How To Be MEAN: Node.js]

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