What does a Full-Stack Developer do?

Prateek Singh
Feb 6 · 3 min read

When does someone say he is a Full Stack developer or you see a job opening for the same, What it really means? What is Full Stack development? Who can be a Full Stack developer? I am going to explain all these questions and tell you some easy ways to become a Full Stack developer.

What is Full Stack Development?

Full-stack development is a development of both back-ends (Server) & Front-end(Client/Browser) side.

Full-Stack development comes from the model of T-Shape developer. The T-shaped model is a concept that has been around for a while that describes the abilities or characteristics of an individual. An ideal T-shaped person has many generalized skills with a specialization in one or a few specific fields.

Full-stack developers are experts in both the front-end and back-end; so, the full stack of technology that makes up a website. They are proficient in both front-end and back-end languages and frameworks, as well as in server, network and hosting environments. To get to this breadth and depth of knowledge, most full-stack developers will have spent many years working in a variety of different roles.

Types Of Full Stack developer

There are many types of stacks available in the industry like MEAN, MERN, LAMP, etc. Let’s look into those what they are. I am not going to explain every technology in detail. You can google it :)

1: MEAN Stack: MONGO || EXPRESS || ANGULAR || NODE

2: MERN Stack: MONGO || EXPRESS || REACT|| NODE

3: MEVN Stack: MONGO || EXPRESS || VUE || NODE

4: LAMP Stack: LINUX || APACHE || MYSQL || PHP

5: LEMP Stack: LINUX || NGINX || MONGO || PHP

6: Django Stack: JAVASCRIPT || PYTHON || DJANGO || MYSQL

7: Ruby on Rails: JAVASCRIPT || RUBY || MYSQL || RAILS

In LEMP Stack, “E” stands for NGINX as it pronounces “Engine X”

How to become a Full Stack Developer?

To become a full-stack developer, you will need to gather quite some years of industry experience. You will need to learn both front-end and back-end languages, as well as the ins and outs of databases and storage. In fact, you can’t just study to become a full-stack developer; it’s all about constantly learning and getting as much experience as you can in both front and back-end development.

Why Become A Full-Stack Web Developer?

Given the choice to specialize in front-end or back-end development, why would any developer choose to learn the full spectrum?

It goes back to the value of being a T-shaped person. You are more valuable to a team when you are able to address and discuss both aspects of the web development process and bridge the disconnect.

In other words, one developer who can readily assess and communicate how a website should look, feel, and manipulate data while understanding the technical limitations of such implementations will be a respected and valuable member of any team or company.

Thanks for Reading.

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