Next Generation Web Apps with Full Stack JavaScript

Full-Stack Frameworks are ones that help us with the full stack development from the user interface till the data store.  At present, full stack frameworks play a very important role in creating Web Applications. Let’s find out how they are able to handle everything you need to build a complete web application. 

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In our previous blog on Full stack JavaScript, we helped you to understand how the components interact and how the architecture looks like. In this article, I will take you through how full stack frameworks gather different libraries that are useful for web development into a single cohesive software stack for web developers to use.

Features like cloud storage, understanding of data redundancy, trained full stack developers and fastness to build up an application have attracted a number of companies. There are different e-commerce companies such as Groupon, PayPal, Walmart etc. who are deploying and implementing the full stack JavaScript applications today. There are many other companies who are adapting the foundations for full stack JavaScript web applications, starting with tooling and advanced web interfaces.

JavaScript is the de facto language of the web development today. Full stack development with JavaScript means writing backend and front end with JavaScript.  The emergence of Node.js not only put java JavaScript on the server, but also endorsed the idea of non-blocking programming, changing the way we write a I/O forever. Node.js is a platform for building fast and scalable network applications. It’s the preferred runtime environment for any JavaScript  application with I/O access. JavaScript can be implemented as a reason to use Node.js and MongoDB.

MEAN is a Full-Stack JavaScript Using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js. MongoDB is a NoSQL document-based and schema-less database. With MongoDB, we can store our documents in a JSON-¬like format, write JSON queries on ExpressJS and NodeJS based server, and seamlessly pass JSON documents to AngularJS frontend.

Debugging and database administration become a lot easier when the objects stored in your database are essentially identical to the objects your client JavaScript sees. MongoDB highly scalable and map-reduce based that make it suitable for big data applications. Developers can substitute AngularJS for Backbone.js, Ember.js or any other JavaScript framework of their choice without losing the uniform language stack advantages MEAN offers. 

Today, we have different JavaScript modules and introduction of different kinds of build tools has made it easy to structure JavaScript applications. For improving development process, we can use tools that are built on top of Node.js such as Bower/Component for front-end package management, Grunt.js/Gulp.js for automated build tasks, Jasmine/Mocha.js for unit testing,  RequireJS/Browserify/webpack for module loading. 

Full Stack JavaScript framework makes appropriate use of files systems, network resources and has proper understanding of data redundancy. Full stack developers can also work side by side with DevOps and know the way to create a reasonably normalized relational model. Because of all these advantages, it will definitely help companies in creating next generation web apps. 

Some of the important features of full-stack JavaScript MVC framework include shared server and client rendering, real time conflict resolution, automatic data synchronization and many more. Full stack JavaScript makes it simple to write such kind of applications that can load as fast as a search engine, are as interactive as a document editor, and can work offline. Also, use of full stack JavaScript offers additional code re-use and scalability of application.

Not only this, full stack JavaScript helps in rendering pages in both places with the same routes, business logic and templates that reduces the load time and provides graceful degradation. JavaScript automatically syncs data everywhere on a real time basis. Like many client MVC frameworks, template bindings automatically update the view when the model changes and vice-versa. Beyond this, with the help of powerful data synchronization engines such as Racer, it can automatically sync data among browsers, servers, as well as database.

To summarize, full-stack JavaScript framework for next generation web apps not only provides lower costs of infrastructure and easier installation, but also companies get access to a larger pool of web developers. 

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