MEAN stack vs ASP.NET

by Tyler K   Last Updated March 30, 2017 19:05 PM

I'm developing an application to automate some business processes at my place of work. Thus far, I have been developing using the MEAN stack (using Angular 2); however, I'm uncertain if this is an appropriate choice.

My main frustration with the MEAN stack has been configuring the development environment; a significant amount of time has to be spent learning how to configure the various tools that are often used as part of a MEAN stack workflow (i.e. SystemJS, Karma, Gulp/Grunt, etc.). In addition, I'm worried about the stability of the npm packages I'm using in my project.

I've never used ASP.NET before, but I'm wondering if this would be a better platform for development given my use case. My main questions are as follows.

  • Is the tooling for ASP.NET easy to learn/use?
  • Is an ASP.NET application easier to maintain then a MEAN stack application?
  • What are the Pros and Cons for using ASP.NET versus a MEAN stack?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Tags : asp.net angular2


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