While it’s easiest to define them as developers working on the client and server software (aka the front end and back end), the role of full-stack developers is much more complex because within the front and back end lies many other layers of elaborate algorithms, servers, APIs, UI design, and more. Versatility is the name of the game.
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- Key programming languages
- Back end programming languages like Python, PHP, Java, etc.
- Database solutions like MongoDB, SQL, and JSON.
- DevOps tools such as Jenkins, GitHub, and Git
- Web servers – Nginx and Apache
The competitiveness of full-stack development is raising the bar for customers’ expectations; knowing all of these terms are great, customers want developers who can show depth to their understanding.
In today’s market, someone looking for a position should have an Associate’s degree in computer science, software programming, computer programming, or a related field. And of course, years of experience would be a plus, but many employers primarily want to see proven skill and solid, meaningful work experience.