One of the most rewarding roles in the field of IT is full-stack development (in our opinion!). It is a process where the person develops both the front-end as well as the back-end. In simpler words, a person works on the client-side as well as server-side in a web application. There are several languages and skills needed to be a full-stack developer. This post will cover everything you need to know about full-stack development and how to learn it.
Overview of full-stack development
Nowadays, companies prefer to go with a full-stack developer instead of a person who has mastery in a specific language. There are many reasons for the same. Full-stack development will save a lot of money as well as it will save the company’s peroneal.
With full-stack development, a single person can handle the entire system easily.
Many technologies are included in full-stack development. To name a few, the person must know about front-end technology, database, server, etc.
However, you don’t need mastery over all the languages to be a full-stack developer. Although, the candidate must have the hemione interest to learn all these things and should have basic knowledge about them.
Now, we will see the skills required to be a full-stack developer.
Skills required to be a full-stack developer
If you want to become a full-stack developer, make sure you have control over all these languages or technologies.
Front end technology: The person must know about the front-end languages such as HTML5, CSS3, etc. Also, they should know about the libraries that work with it.
Back-end technology: Further, the person must know about the development of languages. This includes Java, Ruby, Python, etc
Database: Of course, control over MySQL, MongoDB, is a must.
Designing: A full-stack developer isn’t an expert in designing but they should have the basic designing ability.
Server: Being a full-stack developer, the person will also have to handle the server
Further, it would be an advantage if the person knows about the VCS that is Version Control System, and have information about the APIs such as REST and SOAP. Depending on the company you work with, these skills may or may not be required. However, it would be an advantage if you know all these things.
Where to begin?
If you are willing to be a full-stack developer, you need to learn three stacks.
- LAMP stack
- MERN stack
- MEAN stack
LAMP stack will include all the open-source components.
Mean stack will include all the application development technologies and languages
You can also get a job for one of the stacks. For instance, you can get a job where you only need knowledge about the MEAN stack. This depends on the company.
Full-stack development has a lot of scopes and that’s the reason why most people here at Webdevium are full-stack developers.