Building Web Apps on the MEAN Stack with OData in Microsoft Azure

Author: Robert Bonay December 8th, 2014

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We were flattered to read the December 2014 Issue of MSDN Magazine and see Le Long’s [@LeLong37]wonderful article – Building Web Apps on the MEAN Stack with OData in Microsoft Azure


Microsoft .NET developers typically build great apps using JavaScript on the client side and ASP.NET (C# or Visual Basic .NET) on the server side. But what if you could use one common language to build apps on all layers of the stack, everything from the browser and the services layer to server-side business processing, and even to querying and programming in the database? Now you can, with Node.js. Node.js has been around for a number of years, but its adoption has picked up significantly in recent years. Node.js stacks, such as the MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js (MEAN) stack, bring many benefits to building apps, including the fact that there’s very little disconnect (if any), between front-end, middle-layer and back-end developers. In many cases the same programmer can develop all the layers of an app, because it’s all done in JavaScript. Moreover, you can now build Node.js apps directly within Visual Studio 2013 with Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS), including full debugging capability.

Read more on the original article (MSDN Magazine)

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