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Web development is evolving day by day, helping developers create amazing websites easily using advanced frameworks. Full Stack and MEAN Stack are the most popular ones! Now, several questions must be popping up in your mind like what are Full Stack and Mean Stack? What are they used for? What are the differences between Full Stack and the MEAN Stack? 

To get the answer to these questions, you need to understand the basic structure of web development.

When it comes to web development, it is divided into two components – the front end and the back end. The former is what you see on the internet, and involves web design and interface, while the latter works in the background to manage data and server-side programming.

However, investing in both these components is important to ensure your website runs optimally.

For example, if your website doesn’t have a well-developed front end, it won’t look great. Likewise, the lack of back-end development may also cause your website to fail in processing data. But these components are very complicated. This is why today, we have developers specialize in any one or both these sectors of web development. 

Professionals who are proficient in both these components of a website are referred to as full-stack developers. They usually have great knowledge of several programming languages and hands-on experience using various tools like MEAN stack. These tools are very helpful to developers in designing astonishing websites easier and faster.

We are one of the most prominent MEAN Stack development services providers. In this post, our experts will help you understand the differences between Full Stack and MEAN Stack.

Full Stack Vs MEAN Stack

Full stack is a group of tools and programming languages that a developer requires to work with both the front-end and back-end of a website. On the contrary, MEAN stack comprises of popular frameworks such as MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and NodeJS.

Unlike full-stack, MEAN stack is restricted to a specified set of languages. This means a full-stack developer needs to learn several programming languages along with some important concepts of web design.

  • Front-end development

Many options make MEAN stack suitable for strong front-end development. For example, AngularJS, a front-end framework, allows developers to use HTML syntax and to work on various components effortlessly. Although full-stack also has technologies and features that help in easy front-end development, most developers prefer MEAN stack due to AngularJS. This is because it supports two-way data binding and allows model view controller architectural patterns for developing large web apps.

  • Back-end development

MEAN stack is quite preferable in back-end development as well. It enables the use of NodeJS for server-side programming. Besides NodeJS, Express.js is also helpful in simplifying back-end development.

NodeJS allows developers to use JavaScript for server-side programming while supporting asynchronous programming. This is why it is the most preferred choice. However, due to the lack of some features, JavaScript is not a great option for server-side programming.

Because of these limitations in MEAN stack, full-stack developers have an upper hand in this regard.

If you’re looking for a reliable web solution company that has full-stack developers and uses MEAN stack technology, count on SoftProdigy Solutions. We have years of experience in creating user-friendly and attractive websites using advanced tools and technology.


Both full-stack and MEAN stack are equally important for web development. However, the choice entirely depends on the needs and requirements of your project. Learn the difference between these two.

About the Author

A very zealous lead mobile app developer at SoftProdigy, Anirudh works his way through a diverse experience in the niche of android and iOS development. As a technical lead, Anirudh is the front-runner for all the development activities performed by SoftProdigy’s mobile app development team. He possesses matchless expertise in Corona, PhoneGap, JQuery, Xamarin, Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, IoT, Objective-C, Swift and other SDKs with a high-end understanding of the mobile ecosystem.

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