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3. The Backend


Acronym Technology
M MongoDB
E ExpressJS
A AngularJS
N Node.js

Moving from Java to JavaScript

Do you have a strong background in Java? Here is a mapping that will help you gain a quick understanding of what's what in our stack:

Java equivalent tech in NodeJS We Use
Ant, Maven Grunt, Gulp Grunt
SpringBoot ExpressJS, Loopback Loopback
JPA Library sequelize, loopback-juggler loopback-juggler


Just like the industry moved from web servers to application servers. It is now moving from application servers to api servers as a matter of convenience and to facilitate faster development cycles.

Loopback is built on top of ExpressJS. It is then next logical step for those who want to write REST~ful services.

We will cover loopback in this chapter.