Posted on January 11, 2019 by Apeksha Khanna | Blog | Total Hits:
MeteorJS Vs MEAN Stack.. Which Is Better For You?
There are a lot of confusions which one is better than the other. In this blog I will try to clear those confusions. First, I am going to introduce you to MEAN Stack and Meteor and then will mention the differences between them so you can choose according to your requirement.
Meteor = MEAN Stack + Socket.io + Grunt/Gulp + Cordava + Hot Code Push Reload + More
Key Difference Between MEAN And METEOR
One of the key difference is simplicity. Meteor strongly focus on ease of use and one could easily learn the basics in a couple of hours. On the other hand it is difficult to understand MEAN as it requires multiple parts of which you will need to get used to – Angular.js is notoriously tricky.
The important key difference is reactivity. In Meteor the reactivity concept is available, which states that client need not to refresh the page whenever there is a change in data source the server gets updated simultaneously. This is not the case in MEAN stack. Here in MEAN stack if the user want to achieve the functionality than he need to use Socket.io in addition.
In MEAN stack separation needs to be add between the server and clients as different API is being used whereas Meteor uses Isomorphic API (the same methods work on client and server) and it makes easy to develop the complete full stack app and to have a better understanding of the code base. It also involves building fronted and backend simultaneously.
Other key difference is seamless in nature. In MEAN stack user need to install all the technologies (MongoDB + Express.js + Angular.js + Node.js) separately and also do the wiring up of all so MEAN stack is not seamless in nature. On the other hand user only needs to install one framework i.e. Meteor. In Meteor, frontend and backend data updates seamlessly and automatically without refreshing the page.
Meteor can be used to create hybrid mobile applications for Android as well as iOS from Apache Cordova with the same codebase as compared to MEAN stack.
Difference of flexibility. If there is more API driven in an app with very less real time then MEAN stack is a good choice. MEAN stack is flexible because the developer has to put all the technologies together so he can decide which technology to use. On the other hand, Meteor is good for small real-time, reactive apps and also for fast creation of applications because of its high simplicity.
In MEAN stack if the user make REST requests for a table/collections in which it is essentially saying return me the results of this query. While Meteor subscribes to the result of a query so that any newly created or modified documents that are matched will be automatically sent to the clients over fast websockets connections.
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