The first two months of 2016 is already behind us and I am pretty sure that by now almost 80% of the New Year’s resolutions will have been silently abandoned. By the way are up to those promises and commitments you made on New Year eve? If not, no need to worry. January and February were “trial” months. Almost every one of us associate New Year with a fresh start and a clean slate, however no one wish to end there.
In fact, our whole life is a continuous cycle of new starts as well as commitments, in case of a software developer there is a special advantage. Being a programmer, every new day is a battle with a new framework, library, feature, environment and process. Software Developers are bombard by a continuous barrage of new, shiny things. Software programmers are bombarded by a constant barrage of innovative, shiny things.
In this fast paced era of 2016, where things have gone wild in comparison. Almost every other day there’s a new framework announced so do a new language and obviously a new package manager! 3 years ago, Angular.js was barely known and now react.js has already placed over it and has become an advanced development. Now, there is one most advanced development that demands such special attention and its full stack development.
So, who are full stack developers in the real sense?
A few years ago, a well-planned and perfectly functional website demands only two types of people to be up and run swiftly: a designer and a web developer. However, at present, developers come under 24 such specific job titles, including front end developer, back end web developer, mobile developer and desktop developer. I personally find it unfair to have one job title to define your different skill set. Back in 2015, stack overflow surveyed for third year back in a row and again come up with a surprising result as a majority of the respondents; more than 30% identified themselves as full stack developers, when asked to classify their occupation. .
This obviously brings us a question to focus on who the heck is a full stack developer.Wait, they are not mysterious creatures who are magically endowed with skill set across the software development terrain. Full stack developers are just like other software programmers, but have additional skill set and have an expertise to work on the full ‘stack’ technology and can smoothly work on both the front end and back end. In layman’s terms, Full Stack developers are jacks of all the traders and master of one (as opposed to none)
Gone are the days when developers have the knowledge and expertise to work on only one programming language. At present, designers and developers share a great expertise and are more equipped to roll up their sleeves and work with a myriad of technologies back end to the front end. It takes several years’ of in-depth knowledge and extensive experience to earn a valuable tag of a full stack developer, which is why they are considered a rare breed of talent.
How Full Stack Developer Can Actually Make A Difference
Over the past few years, the full stack developers are becoming one stop solution, in a simpler term, a straight forward consistent of LAMP and MEAN. LAMP stands for (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) whereas; MEAN stands for, (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS and NodeJS).
However, with a beginning of tooling, cloud services, design, data and networking, full stack developers have a new ball game on their hands.Every Full stack developers own different skill sets for specific startups. The first and foremost step is to decide, where one’s core capabilities lie (back-end Vs. front-end) and where it is adequate to know the bare necessities.
Fullstack developer: A power punch of listed below skill sets
Network, server and hosting environments
If a full stack developer’s expertise lies in the back-end, it is imperative to comprehend basic server-side scripting and the art of providing dynamic responses to the client. There is no deficiency of server-side languages available to learn, but Java, Ruby and Python are the ones developers swear by.
Full stack developers’ own expertise to create and manipulate database with ease. With a hosted database it will save the full stack developer’s time and efforts that come with managing it.
Business acumen and project management
Along with hard-core technical skills, a full stack developer must be the adhesive that connects different teams together. It is hardly satisfactory to be a multidisciplinary polyglot, if a developer is not proficient in speaking at the same wavelength as the front end and back end teams. Full stack developers should be familiar with the 360 degree panoramic views of the business dynamics they work in.
As with every kind of programming job, strong communication is no longer an exceptional new thing, it is also one of the basic requirements of the full stack developers that work as an information bridge that helps them to connect between the front end and back end in order to build a robust product key, they will be proud of. In conclusion, if you are looking to hire full stack developer who has knowledge of the frontend as well as backend and has familiarity with all the above-mentioned components and attributes then knock now and grab the opportunity today!