Confused Between Mean Stack And Full-Stack? Here’s The Difference Between The Two

Today, we would talk about two terms that appear related but have a different kind of relationship than what appears by name. And those terms are mean stack and full-stack. Following two paragraphs give a basic understanding and the table shows the difference between the two:

                mean/full stack

Mean stack:

The very first meaning that the term has, is related to a web framework. Mean stack is the framework which can be perfectly allocated to a medium scale web application project. It is an open-source and free JavaScript framework. Mean stack bestows an ample number of advantages on the developers. One of the prominent advantages is code transfer which allows the developer to develop a web app on a fast pace. Other benefits are scalability, worthwhile costs, use of domain-specific language and high compatibility with cloud services.

On the other side, if we talk about the other mean stack that is the type of developer, it has a meaning which completely differs in nature. Mean stack developer is the developer who has practical knowledge of working on MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS or ReactJS and AmbarJS, NodeJS etc.  

Full-stack developer: 

Full-stack developers are those who are well versed in front end (technologies such as HTML, Bootstrap, AngularJS, KnockoutJS, NodeJS, PHP, and back end development. In many cases, they are also the ones working on the database, dev-ops based developments, mobile apps etc.. They are those who have hands-on know-how of OOPS, C#, Java, Python, PHP etc. 

The full-stack developers take care of the basic functions of a website such as atomization, deployment or organization, design, application and optimization. They set up the whole website and make sure that every single function of the website works flawlessly and continuously. Highly skilled full-stack professionals also have a thorough knowledge of cloud platforms, mostly IaaS and PaaS. For large scale website development projects, full-stack developers are an ideal choice.

Difference between Mean stack and full-stack:




“Mean” in the mean stack is an abbreviation of a web framework. Full-stack is related to the type of developer.  
It is employed in app development along with being the type of web developer. It is exclusively the type of developer.
Mean stack developer is excellent for a company who wants to go for app development. Full-stack developers can be the best choice for companies searching for resources for front end and back end development. A full-stack developer can solve both the purpose perfectly. 
Mean stack developers are suitable to be allocated for small to medium scale projects. Full-stack developers can be a perfect match for medium to large scale projects.
Mean stack developers already have the know-how of BFS study. Full-stack developers need to learn the BFS study separately.


Above mentioned is the difference between the two. As a business, before assigning a project to a company, one must be aware of difference between the two prominent types of developers so that a wise choice can be made.