In this modern world of technology, people are so familiar with the terms “front-end development”, “back-end development”, especially “full-stack development”. The term “full-stack” is referred to engineers who can do all the tasks related to databases, servers, systems engineering and clients. Simply put, full-stack developers can do both front-end developers’ creative tasks and back-end developers’ logical tasks. They can be mobile full-stack developers, web full-stack developers or native application full-stack developers. In this blog, I will help you gain deeper understandings about the term “full-stack development” in the area of web development.
The FULL-stack web developer = Mr Do-it-ALL
A full-stack developer should get familiar with every single step of the web development process. He should have a general knowledge of servers, database, user interface (UI), API, security, etc. Those are some of the tasks a full-stack developer undertakes:
- Servers and hosting.
- API/Back-end code.
- UI/UX design.
- Client work.
Key full-stack development skills
Full-stack developers are those who have not only logical thinking skills but artistic ability as well. That means a true full-stack developer needs a lot of skills to do all the tasks involved in developing applications.
The popular development languages are generally accompanied by a good development framework, such as JAVA Spring, MyBatis, Hibernate, Python Django, PHP, Node.Js and so on.
Basic knowledge of design
You don’t need to have expertise in web design. However, the design skill is so important, I think. You are definitely not a UI/UX designer and you can’t compete with those who are specialised in that specific area. What you should have is the basic knowledge of UI/UX design, colour and prototype.
Besides those important qualities, those are some characteristics that you need to have if you want to become a good full-stack developer:
- Analytical mindset
- Technical mindset
- Good communication skills
- Curiosity & inquisitiveness
- Time management skills
Hope this blog will help you gain more understandings about the term “full-stack development” and let you know what to do to become a good full-stack developer. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment below if you want to share your opinions.