Starting from Scratch with the MEAN Stack
June 02, 2015
Kat Styons, Web Developer at the Washington Post Matthew Cwalinski, Senior Web Developer at the Washington Post Sruti Cheedalla, Senior Web Developer at the Washington Post
We created a user-generated content tool called SUB to help a diverse group of teams create dynamic forms and curate responses at The Washington Post. SUB is built on the MEAN stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS) and ElasticSearch. We will describe what our application is, the internal success it has helped us achieve, and what each layer of the stack does. Next, we will talk about using MongooseJS, how the MEAN stack works within our application, as well as how we wrote custom middleware for MongoDB and ElasticSearch. To wrap up the presentation, we’ll talk about our future with SUB, specifically modular development, our SaaS initiatives and how MongoDB lends itself to fully automated and quick environment set up.