Fastest MEAN stack install on Ubuntu
I'll show you how to set up a MEAN stack in just a few minutes.
Fastest MEAN Stack Install on Ubuntu
The best part? Installing MEAN is surprisingly easy, even for command line noobs like me. Here's how to set it up in just a few minutes.
Step 1: Create your project directory and download Node.js.
First, you'll need to create a directory for your project. You can do this by running the following command:
mkdir myproject && cd myproject
Next, you need to download Node.js and npm. You can do this by running the following command:
curl -fsSL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_20.x | sudo -E bash - &&\ sudo apt-get install -y nodejs
Nodesource's Node is more up to speed than the default package from
package.json file by running the following command:
npm init -y
This will create a
package.json file in the project directory with some default values. You can then install the required packages by running the following command:
Step 2: Install MongoDB
Next, you'll need to install MongoDB, which is the database for your project. You can do this by running the following command:
apt-get install mongodb
MongoDB is a NoSQL database, which means it handles certain tasks better than other databases, like MySQL. Depending on the project, you might want to swap this out for some other DB system. One nice feature of MongoDB is that the database files are formatted pretty much like JSON, which can be handy.
Step 3: Install Yeoman
You'll need Yeoman to generate your project. Yeoman is a scaffolding tool that helps you get started with new projects by generating boilerplate code, installing dependencies, and more. You can download Yeoman through npm by running the following command:
npm install -g yo
The "-g" flag is for a global install of the tool. Once you've installed Yeoman, you can install the MEAN.JS generator by running the following command:
npm install -g generator-meanjs
Step 4: Generate Your Project
Now that you have all the necessary tools installed, you can generate your MEAN.JS project by running the following command:
The Yeoman generator will ask you a few questions about your app. Fill in the info (or just hit enter), and once the installer is done, run the following command to start your MEAN server:
And that's it! Your brand new MEAN server should now be visible on either