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MEAN refers to first letters of the four components of a free and open-source solution stack for building dynamic web sites. MEAN is a full-stack JavaScript platform designed for web applications.[1] Valeri Karpov was a MongoDB developer at that time, who coined the MEAN stack term, and tells about it in one of his blog posts. The components of the MEAN stack are as follows:[2]


Original MEAN stack logo

The initial logo concept was created by Austin Anderson for the original MEAN stack LinkedIn group, and is an assembly of each first letter of the MEAN acronym. [3]


The original creator of the MEAN stack framework is Amos Haviv, who worked with Linnovate, to provide an open source MEAN stack framework, which evolved to today, one of the most used MEAN stack frameworks is the one created by linnovate : which is an opinionated fullstack javascript framework which simplifies and accelerates web application development.[4] After's creation, Amos Haviv has parted from Linnovate, which he tells about it in his blog, and continued to fork MEAN.JS as a community collaborated MEAN framework project.[5] [6]

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