How to install MEANJS stack

Prem Tiwari - - Angular JS, Freebies, JavaScript

What is MEAN.JS?

MEAN is a full-stack Software solution that helps to build your next web application fast, robust, and maintainable production using MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js.


While keeping your application organized the MEANJS will help you to avoid useless grunt work and common pitfalls. The main aim is to maintain a simple and readable open-source web solution that you can use and trust in your projects.


The MEAN components are as follows:

MongoDB, a NoSQL database (Go through MongoDB Official Website and proceed to its Great Manual, which should help you understand NoSQL and MongoDB better)
Express.js, a web application framework that runs on Node.js
Angular.js, a JavaScript MVC framework that runs in browser JavaScript engines
Node.js, an execution environment for event-driven server-side and networking applications


  • GIT $ git --version
  • Node.js & npm $ npm install and $ npm install -g bower
  • MongoDB
  • Bower
  • Grunt $ npm install -g grunt-cli
  • Gulp (Optional) $ npm install -g gulp

Download MEANJS

There are two ways to install MEANJS first you can use Git repository to directly clone the MEAN.JS by using bellow command $ git clone meanjs. This will clone the latest version of MEANJS on your local machine and second you can downlod directly using this command $ wget

Install MEANJS

After above steps run this command $ npm install, This command will install all dependencies needed for your application to run. Then finally run your application with Grunt command like $ grunt

If you are getting some warning after running the above command, then you can also use this $ grunt -serve OR $ grunt -force, but try to avoid using $ grunt -force command.

Configuring Social Media with your application
by using bellow code snippets you can configure the social media services with your application.

$ cf cups mean-facebook -p '{"id":"facebookId","secret":"facebookSecret"}'
$ cf bind-service mean mean-facebook

$ cf cups mean-mail -p '{"from":"fromEmail","service":"emailService","username":"emailServiceUsername",
$ cf bind-service mean mean-mail

$ cf cups mean-twitter -p '{"key":"twitterKey","secret":"twitterSecret"}'
$ cf bind-service mean mean-twitter

$ cf cups mean-google -p '{"id":"googleId","secret":"googleSecret"}'
$ cf bind-service mean mean-google

$ cf cups mean-linkedin -p '{"id":"linkedinId","secret":"linkedinSecret"}'
$ cf bind-service mean mean-linkedin

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Prem Tiwari

Prem Tiwari is the founder of and also a professional developer and a blogger by hobby.

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