Introduction to the MEAN Stack

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop

Introduction to the MEAN Stack

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

With the growth in popularity of full-stack JavaScript applications, the MEAN stack has become a prominent choice for start-ups and enterprise corporations alike. Through this workshop you will come to understand the fundamentals of MongoDB, AngularJS, Express and Node as we spend the day building a Single-Page Application (SPA) complete with our very own API.

Takeaways

Understand the technologies that make up the MEAN stack and be able to create a full-stack Javascript Web App that is deployed for the world to see!

Angular

  • Fundamentals
  • Create a SPA through Angular routing
  • Consume third-party APIs as well as your own
  • When and how to build your own services and custom directives

Node

  • Understand how node works
  • How to manage your dependencies and scripts with NPM

MongoDB

  • Understand the basics of this NoSQL, non-relational database
  • Benefits of a non-relational database vs a relational database
  • App implementation with Mongoose

Express

  • Use Express to help start up a Node server
  • Server-side routing

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Intermediate. Participants are assumed to have experience with writing basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript. No MongoDB, Express, Angular, or Node experience is required for this workshop.

  • You should be comfortable looking at HTML & JavaScript source code and making changes to existing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Required Materials/software: Laptop (MacBook/Linux recommended), text editor (i.e. Sublime Text). For the sake of time, MongoDB and Node must be installed prior to this workshop.

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