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Milan Bogdanovic
Milan Bogdanovic
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Web Dev: Lamp vs Mean

What do you think of these 2 technologies? I'm interested in Mean stack, what kind of project can you do with it? Will Treehouse make some courses about it?

1 Answer

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) vs MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, Node.js) can be used for many of the same types of projects, it really depends on what you are attempting to do.

In terms of MEAN stack learning at Treehouse, they just released a course on Angular Basics, and there are courses on Node.js Basics and Express Basics in the library as well. A look at the Treehouse Roadmap page shows a MongoDB Basics course scheduled for release in December 2015.

If you take a look at the Treehouse JavaScript board on Trello, you will see that a track for MEAN stack development has quite a few votes. If you haven't already done so I would encourage you to take a look at the information on that page.

In the Treehouse Roadmap it shows that there are plans for a course on the MEAN 
stack due out in March 2016.

Post back with any other questions.

Happy coding,