Installing the MEAN Stack on Cloud9

Create a new Node.js workspace, then enter the following in the shell:

rm -rf *
nvm install stable
echo "export NODE_PATH=$NODE_PATH:/home/ubuntu/.nvm/versions/node/v0.12.7/lib/node_modules" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
npm install -g npm
npm install -g yo
npm install -g grunt
npm install -g grunt-cli
npm install -g bower
npm install -g generator-angular-fullstack

Make sure that you use the updated Node.js version when you update NODE_PATH.

You can then deploy the Angular.js scaffold:

yo angular-fullstack

Answer the questions thusly:

Javascript, Yes (ES6), HTML, CSS, ngRoute, Yes (Bootstrap), Yes (UI Bootstrap), Yes (Mongoose), Yes (authentication), Twitter, No (

Yeoman will then attempt to run bower and npm to install dependencies. If it fails, run these two commands:

bower install
npm install

Next, we'll set up MongoDB:

mkdir data
echo 'mongod --bind_ip=$IP --dbpath=data --nojournal --rest "$@"' > mongod
chmod a+x mongod

Open a new terminal window (since the once you were just working in is now busy with MongoDB), and start the server:

grunt serve

Due to the small amount of memory available on a micro instance, I had to delete the node_modules directory and run 'npm cache clean', then 'npm install' again to resolve an error I was getting when trying to start the server.