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Gaper for MERN Stack

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Fullstack developers have been in demand, increasingly more so over the last decade. In simple terms, a Fullstack developer is someone who can write both client and server-side codes. A MERN stack developer is simply put, a subset of full-stack developers that use a specific stack of technologies.

 

Many companies like Gaper, are now helping businesses augment their development teams by providing resources and training in Full-Stack development particularly MERN stack. 

 

The reason why a MERN-stack developer is a highly sought after the resource is because they have expertise in both the frontend and backend, databases, and any other relevant tools. The front-end caters to usability including user interface design while the back-end is more focused on speed, efficiency, and the overall optimization of code.

 

There are many subsets of the JavaScript full-stack. 4 most popular Javascript solution stacks have emerged in the past years:

  1. MEAN Stack
  2. MERN Stack
  3. MEVN Stack
  4. MEEN Stack

 The main difference amongst them all lies in the library that each utilizes. MERN uses React; the JavaScript library maintained by Facebook. 

Why MERN?

MERN Stack is a blend of technologies used to build premium web applications which include systems, libraries, databases, and more. The MERN stack is a JavaScript stack that is used for the smooth flow of the process of creation. MERN consists of numerous components that are open source: MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js.

There are several benefits as to why MERN is a good choice:

MERN stack developers cover the entire web development cycle using Javascript from front-end development (client-side) to back-end development (server-side). This makes the development phase flow smoothly. Additionally, it also supports the MVC(Model View Controller) architecture. 

MERN stack is also accompanied by a pre-built suite of testing tools. Developers need only be proficient in JSON and Javascript and there is a huge community that they can always fall back on if need be in addition to ti open-source frameworks.

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MERN stack

 

How is Gaper shaping the MERN stack ecosystem?

 

Gaper has been working with software developers across 20 countries. There is an increasing demand for Full-Stack developers all around the world. The US alone stands at a shortage of more than 1.2M software engineers by 2026 according to the bureau of labor statistics. An estimated 545k current developers will have left the market by that time (source: pulse)

 

More and more companies are moving towards hiring full-stack developers so as to reduce development costs and improve performance. Most IT companies, startups, or businesses face the biggest challenge at the hands of delivery and development speed. MERN stack allows for web development to be done rather quickly. 

 

Another main advantage of using MERN is the use of React. The beauty of React lies in the fact that it’s not a framework but a library. With a library, an accomplished architect can design his or her application with full freedom. They have the freedom to choose from the functions of the library and create their own structure that suits the specific needs and vagaries of the application. So, a library is best for an accomplished architect or projects with very specific application requirements. Although, a framework will get you started quickly but has a very fixed way of doing things. 

 

So in other words, Gaper is creating an ecosystem that will allow development teams to improve their performance and also increase the speed of development in turn improving efficiency and reducing development costs. 


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