Install MEAN on an Ubuntu 14.04

meanIn this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps on how to install MEAN on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine.
MEAN stands for Mongo, Express, Angular and  Node. It is a simple, scalable and easy to use javascript framework for fullstack web development.


Install MongoDB

#~ sudo apt-get install mongodb

Install NodeJS and Npm

#~ sudo apt-get install nodejs npm

and create a symlink

#~ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node

Install Bower

#~ sudo npm install -g bower

Install Grunt

#~ sudo npm install -g grunt-cli

Install the latest Meanio package

#~ sudo npm install -g meanio@latest

Initialize a new application.

#~ mean init yourNewApp

Install Dependencies

#~ cd yourNewApp && npm install

Listed below are additional packages installed as npm or bower modules.

  • Express
  • Mongoose
  • Passport
  • AngularJS
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • UI Bootstrap

Run the application using grunt

#~ grunt

Thats it, now open your browser and go to


For more info please check the official website:

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