By Josh Morony
Throughout your adventures in web and mobile development, you may have heard of the MEAN stack, which (aside from sounding pretty badass) stands for MongoDB, Express.js, Angular, and Node.js. All of these technologies work together to allow you to create an application with a frontend and a backend.
In this tutorial we will be creating a simple review application in Ionic 2 powered by the MEAN stack. In a previous tutorial, An Introduction to NoSQL for HTML5 Mobile Developers, we covered how to get up an running with MongoDB, and now we’ll be looking at how to make use of it in a real life scenario. I’d recommend reading that tutorial if you aren’t already familiar with MongoDB (it gives some background into NoSQL in general, as well as MongoDB) but I will be covering the steps for getting set up in this tutorial as well so it isn’t required.
This is what the app will look like when it’s done: