- Use Express.js for managing HTTP
- Support MCV
- Have Pre-Built testing tools
- Open source in frameworks
- Have excellent teams backing them and vast amounts of documentation, examples and more
Both stacks are fantastic options, as previously stated. But the need for comparison is essential, and that is why it has also been stated below.
It is interesting that the choice between MEAN and MERN is a choice between Angular and React. Both are equally suitable for any application.
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Angular is usually used in SPA that provides seamless UX and gives rendering the page without refreshing. Also, it implants complete open-source TypeScript. It is important to note that it is quite different from Angular JS, but it is rewritten from the same team that made Angular JS. Unlike React, Angular has Bi-directional data binding feature. Sadly, Angular does not have nor extensive documentation neither clear manual, so much time is needed for learning it.
The main question is, what should one choose?
It usually depends on the development and functional requirements of the system that has yet to be developed.
For example, companies that already have multiple developers and want to go full-on enterprise product, Angular is recommended. Take LinkedIn, for example. MEAN stack is used there because they want to maintain the architecture even though the MERN stack makes UI rendering simpler. To be sincere, it is just a library and that quite good reason. Angular gives a well-organized framework and supports MCV architecture in which the database and UI code are separated with an intermediate layer. React only brings additional configurations when it comes to adding features while Angular, as previously stated, is more organized.
Companies are divided. Nike, HBO, NASA, and YouTube use Angular while Uber, Dropbox, Instagram, PayPal, and Netflix use React. These are just a few of them, of course.
Take in mind to ask your developer. It is essential to know your developer’s knowledge of React and Angular. Both are different, and those that specialize in Angular find React a little bit difficult.