Beginning MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node.js)

Beginning MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node.js)

About the Book

In this book, we take you on a fun, hands-on and pragmatic journey to learning MEAN stack development. You'll start building your first MEAN stack app within minutes. Every chapter is written in a bite-sized manner and straight to the point as I don’t want to waste your time (and most certainly mine) on the content you don't need. In the end, you will have the skills to create a Movies review app and deploy it to the Internet.

In the course of this book, we will cover:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: MongoDB Overview
  • Chapter 3: Setting Up MongoDB Atlas Cloud Database
  • Chapter 4: Adding Sample Data
  • Chapter 5: Setting Up Our Node.js, Express Backend
  • Chapter 6: Creating Our Backend Server
  • Chapter 7: Creating the Movies Data Access Object
  • Chapter 8: Creating the Movies Controller
  • Chapter 9: Testing Our Backend API
  • Chapter 10: Leaving Movie Reviews
  • Chapter 11: Testing the Reviews API
  • Chapter 12: Route to Get a Single Movie and Its Ratings
  • Chapter 13: Introduction to Angular
  • Chapter 14: Create Navigation Header Bar
  • Chapter 15: Defining Our Routes
  • Chapter 16: Defining Models
  • Chapter 17: MovieDataService: Connecting to The Backend
  • Chapter 18: MoviesList Component
  • Chapter 19: Movie Component
  • Chapter 20: Listing Reviews
  • Chapter 21: Login Service
  • Chapter 22: Logging In
  • Chapter 23: Adding and Editing Reviews
  • Chapter 24: Deleting A Review
  • Chapter 25: Get Next Page’s Results – Search by Title
  • Chapter 26: Get Next Page’s Results – Search by Rating
  • Chapter 27: Deploying Backend on Heroku
  • Chapter 28: Hosting and Deploying Our Angular Frontend

The goal of this book is to teach you MEAN stack development in a manageable way without overwhelming you. We focus only on the essentials and cover the material in a hands-on practice manner for you to code along.


No previous knowledge on Node.js or Angular development is required, but you should have basic programming knowledge. It will be a helpful advantage if you could read through my Node, Express book and Angular book first which will provide you will better insight and deeper knowledge into the various technologies. But even if you have not done so, you should still be able to follow along.

About the Author

Greg Lim is a technologist and author of several programming books. Greg has many years in teaching programming in tertiary institutions and he places special emphasis on learning by doing. Follow him at

About the Author

Greg Lim
Greg Lim

Greg Lim is a technologist and author of several programming books. Greg has many years in teaching programming in tertiary institutions and he places special emphasis on learning by doing.

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