Difference between Mean Stack and Traditional application:
Benefits of Node.js for web applications (Part of MEAN Stack):
1. Node.js is an event-driven application where the main loop listens for events and then triggers a callback function when one of those events is detected. Node.js also provides a non-blocking I/O API that optimizes an application’s throughput and scalability. In a non-blocking language, commands execute in parallel and use callbacks to signal completion. In a blocking language, commands executed only after the previous command has been completed.
2. Node.js is building real-time web applications. If you come from a C/C++/Java background, you will be amazed at how surprisingly easy it is to quickly build out real-time communication between browser client and server using node.js. In fact, it was found that Node.js allows an application to be developed with 33 percent fewer lines of code than other frameworks, which lessens the great labor of writing lengthy codes by developers for the same task that ultimately reduced development time.