Today we’re excited to announce a partnership with edX, an organization that offers online courses from the world’s best universities and institutions. We’ve partnered with them to create a course on the MEAN stack.
The MEAN Stack is a powerful software bundle that allows developers to rapidly prototype and deploy performant web applications.
- M = MongoDB: the popular database
- E = Express.js: a lightweight web application framework
With MongoDB, developers can store documents in a JSON-like format, write JSON queries on the ExpressJS and NodeJS based server, and seamlessly pass JSON documents to the AngularJS frontend.
The course will give a broad introduction to this popular web and mobile app development toolkit. It will teach the basic concepts of the MEAN stack while walking you through building a shopping cart application. It’s taught by Valeri Karpov, the MongoDB engineer who develops Mongoose and who coined the term “MEAN Stack.”
*About the Author - Shannon Bradshaw*
Shannon Bradshaw is Director, Engineering -- Education Products at MongoDB. In this capacity he provides vision for and manages development of MongoDB University online, the MongoDB instructor-led training curriculum, MongoDB Documentation, and the MongoDB Certification program. Shannon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Prior to MongoDB, Shannon was an Assistant Professor in the Business School at The University of Iowa and then Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Drew University. Throughout his career in academia, Shannon consulted as a software engineer with several startups and financial services firms.