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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 Zen Rails Base Application?

Base or "skeleton" application for Ruby on Rails 5.1 projects. Built to minimize the time spent writing boilerplate code and performing repetitive setup tasks.
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          What are some alternatives to MEAN, Meteor, and Zen Rails Base Application?
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          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 Zen Rails Base Application
          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 Zen Rails Base Application
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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

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          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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