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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 Meteor?

A Meteor application is a mix of JavaScript that runs inside a client web browser, JavaScript that runs on the Meteor server inside a Node.js container, and all the supporting HTML fragments, CSS rules, and static assets.

What is Rapidoid?

Rapidoid consists of several de-coupled modules/frameworks which can be used separately or together: http-fast, gui, web, fluent, u, and more.
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        What are some alternatives to MEAN, Meteor, and Rapidoid?
        Mode
        Created by analysts, for analysts, Mode is a SQL-based analytics tool that connects directly to your database. Mode is designed to alleviate the bottlenecks in today's analytical workflow and drive collaboration around data projects.
        Node.js
        Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
        ASP.NET
        .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
        Rails
        Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
        Django
        Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
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        Reviews of MEAN, Meteor, and Rapidoid
        Avatar of MichelFloyd
        Founder at cloak.ly
        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        I discovered Meteor thanks to my daughter who used it for a project at MIT. I was amazed at how much she had built in such a short time. I had also been trying to figure out how to build a browser-based crypto app so I jumped into Meteor and had an MVP for cloak.ly in a few short months starting from nothing. Learning Meteor really alters what you perceive as easy and difficult in full-stack development. It has an amazing ability to simplify your thinking and your code. Community support in terms of packages is outstanding as well which saves tremendous time. The quality of the software is outstanding with very few regressions cropping up during their frequent releases.

        Being at the bleeding edge of the js community does have its downsides however. While early Meteor (with Blaze/handlebars templates) was exceedingly simple, Meteor have had to introduce support for both angular and react. In combination with the move to ECMAscript this has resulted in a lot of work for developers to just keep up with the evolution of the platform. Someone who was an expert 6 months ago might quickly find themselves being a newb again. If you're someone who doesn't like change you may want to stick to jQuery.

        Living in the bay area I have the luxury of being able to attend Meteor events frequently. Having met many members of the MDG team, I have tremendous confidence in the future of the platform. This is a very solid group with a rare combination of broad vision and excellent execution.

        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        Meteor is my favorite framework. It makes everything fun. Syncing data across devices is really easy and you don't have to mess around with sockets at all. You can insert data into the database on the client. There's tons of security options. There's over 3000 packages on the packaging system. Instant iOS and Android apps. Amazing, reactive routing. Free hosting. Easy deployment with Meteor Up. What's not to like?

        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        Meteor is so powerful and flexible. I love it. In the near future, it will be the top-used framework.

        Avatar of AlmogBaku
        Cofounder & CTO at Rimoto
        Review ofMEANMEAN

        I found mean.io just smooth, fun, orginized and just work out-of-the-box.

        Review ofMeteorMeteor

        We have gone "all in" on Meteor and I recommend you do to.

        How developers use MEAN, Meteor, and Rapidoid
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        datapile uses MEANMEAN

        MongoDB is a solid NoSQL store. Angular.js is being vetted as a potential front-end framework for the website (though it may ultimately not be used for the non-app site). Everything is running on node.js and hosted via an Express.js web server (though we are looking into Koa.js as it is the official successor to Express.js)

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        cloak.ly uses MeteorMeteor

        Without Meteor cloak.ly could not have been built as quickly by such a small team. Meteor was instrumental to getting an MVP up quickly and dealing with the complexities of browser-based encryption.

        Avatar of Christian Bryant
        Christian Bryant uses MEANMEAN

        FULL STACK ( preferred if;at all possible! ). Any "NEW" project (all me) I am tasked with I try to sketch it out with MEAN in mind first and then will tweak or stray from the 'plan' when necessary

        Avatar of ShareThis
        ShareThis uses MeteorMeteor

        Built on Node.js, Meteor's real time reactivity and its wide package ecosystem allows us to quickly prototype and build apps in a lean way

        Avatar of White Rabbit Express
        White Rabbit Express uses MeteorMeteor

        We've been doing all new development in Meteor for the past couple years. We've had Meteor apps in production since version 0.6

        Avatar of Giftstarter
        Giftstarter uses MeteorMeteor

        We would like to make magic with Meteor for the future of GiftStarter.

        Avatar of Khalid Garner
        Khalid Garner uses MEANMEAN

        Mongo for nosql, express server angular front end and node packages

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        Hooked uses MeteorMeteor

        Hooked is built with Meteor as the primary application framework.

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        clonn uses MEANMEAN

        light weight

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