MEAN vs. Grails vs. Martini

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What is MEAN?

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured.

What is Grails?

Grails is a framework used to build web applications with the Groovy programming language. The core framework is very extensible and there are numerous plugins available that provide easy integration of add-on features.

What is Martini?

Martini is a powerful package for quickly writing modular web applications/services in Golang.

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Why do developers choose MEAN?
Why do you like MEAN?

Why do developers choose Grails?
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Why do developers choose Martini?
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What are the cons of using MEAN?
No Cons submitted yet for MEAN
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What are the cons of using Grails?
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What are the cons of using Martini?
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What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What companies use Grails?
55 companies on StackShare use Grails
What companies use Martini?
9 companies on StackShare use Martini
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN
What tools integrate with Grails?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Grails
What tools integrate with Martini?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Martini

What are some alternatives to MEAN, Grails, and Martini?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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