How to find MEAN Stack Developers in India?

MEAN stack is the complete technology stack that encompasses the whole works – front end backend, middleware and database technologies. MEAN is the short for the four main technologies used in application development, and is highly flexible and developers can build dynamic websites and applications. Over the years, MEAN stack grew in great popularity because the developers needed to use only one programming language to work on both client side and server-side software of the application. 

MEAN stack has different variations

Sometimes MEAN comes in different forms like MERN or MEVN.


M for MongoDB database

E for ExpressJS as Node.js framework for building web applications 

R for React.js

N for NodeJS for backend technology


M for MongoDB database

E for ExpressJS as Node.js framework for building web applications 

V for Vue.js

N for NodeJS for backend technology

Developers use React.js in certain situations, especially when React is more useful in writing self-contained components. And some developers prefer to use Vue.js since it is simpler to learn and code. Vue.js fills the gaps by Angular and Node and it is more customisable than the others. 

Difference between MEAN stack and full stack developer

So now that you know the responsibilities of the MEAN stack developer, it would be easier to understand the difference of responsibilities between a MEAN stack developer and a full stack developer. While MEAN stack development is not perfect for large scale applications, it can be used for both client-side and server-side software. The full stack developer should have knowledge in the following programming languages:

  • CSS
  • JS, Angular JS and Vue
  • PHP, ASP,Python, Node.js
  • MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB

The developer should work proficiently with certain back-end and front-end software, like the ones mentioned below:

These are the back-end or server-side softwares

  • PHP 
  • ASP 
  • C++ 
  • Java 
  • Python 
  • Node.js 
  • Ruby SQL 
  • MongoDB 
  • SaaS 
  • PaaS (Azure)

These are the front-end or client-side softwares

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • JavaScript
  • XML
  • jQuery
  • Angular
  • Backbone.js
  • Ember.js
  • GraphQL
  • Meteor.js
  • Storybook

There are so many excellent benefits when you hire a Full stack developer. It is easy to make the prototype very easily. It is easy to make the prototype very quickly because the developer would have mastered all the techniques needed for full stack development. The developer would be fully aware of what is happening at the server side and client side, so there would be very little time and effort for communicating with the rest of the team members. And it is very easy to switch between front end and back end portions of the software. This is why it takes very little time to build the prototype, and the cost is also much less, comparatively. 

However, it is not at all a bed of roses when you hire the full stack developer because the wrong choice can lead to a bad solution. Since the developer works across various processes and skills, it is not easy to keep up with the latest development trends and technologies, so they might make a right choice that threatens the success of the project. And knowing both the front end and backend can be a curse at times because the delegation of responsibilities might be confusing. It is important to recognise the expert skills of each developer before allocating tasks. 

With a full stack developer, most companies will hire one or two developers at the most, and this would lead to tasks piling up one after the other. There would be a lot of unproductivity and poor time management. 

The major difference between the Full Stack developer and the Mean Stack developer is that the Mean Stack developer should have perfect knowledge of all major JS languages, and they should be highly proficient in each of the layers in the MEAN stack. Yes, it is also good for the developers to have a strong understanding of MERN stack and MEVN stack, so they can switch between React JS and Angular and swap Vue.js for Angular.js. 

A MEAN stack developer can become a full stack developer, provided they have complete and in-depth understanding of all the concepts involved,  including all major programming languages, web development frameworks, technologies, working with different kinds of databases etc. A mean stack developer will have knowledge of only one database, Mongo DB, but the full-stack developer will be proficient with other databases like Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server etc.  Mean stack development is an integral part of Full Stack development, so that is why any developer with knowledge of MEAN stack can become an expert in Full Stack as well. 

Skills needed for the MEAN stack developer

When you are scouring the market looking for a MEAN stack developer, here are the skills you should be looking out for:

Apart from the obvious skills, your MEAN stack developer should be:

Knowledgeable in Git CLI. Git is the most popular version control system. It allows the developers to switch to the older version of the project if a bug is discovered. Most veteran Mean stack developers will know Git Command Line Interface, but it could be a daunting task for new developers. 

Proficient in UNIX Command Line. The developer should have proper grip on the basic command line like creating files, deleting files, navigating file paths etc. 

Good with Agile Development. Most developers know the importance of agile development, so make sure the developer can put that to good use 

And be an excellent communicator too because he will be working with others on the project.

What you need to do?

Are you looking to hire a MEAN stack developer in India? There are plenty of places where you can find good talents, but if you don’t have the time to interview the developers, and hire them to suit your project requirements, you can hire from software development agencies that specialise in MEAN stack development. There are plenty of other resources like GitHub, LinkedIn, Stack Overflow, but you still have to go through the process of interviewing and hiring. 

A reliable MEAN stack development company in India would have a wealth of developers, with rich knowledge and expertise that ensures your web application is dynamic, fully optimised and performs exceptionally well. You can hire professionally trained developers to take your project further.

Interesting Links:

More information about MEAN Stack

What is the difference between a MEAN Stack and Full Stack Developer?

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The author: Sascha Thattil works at which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.

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