The term ‘stack’ came from LAMP stack, an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Linux is an Operating System, Apache provides a server, MySQL is a relational database and PHP is a programming language on which the application can be developed. Taking advantage of the latest web stack has been proven to meet the requirements of today’s web solutions.
There are two very popular stacks used by web developers:
- M.E.A.N. (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS)
- M.E.R.N. (MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, NodeJS)
NoSQL database, also known as Not-only-SQL is a database management system stores and retrieves in a non-relational form i.e. without defining any tabular schema for the database. NoSQL has gained popularity as it is simpler to design and is scalable in comparison to relational database systems.