Full stack development is a practice, not a product
The key to understanding full stack development is that it’s a practice, not a product. Technically, any website or application is considered to be full stack if it’s built with all three layers—front-end, back-end and database. However, generally speaking, it’s considered full stack when there are separate teams dedicated to each layer. This allows companies to dedicate developers and engineers specifically for each part of the project. In other words: It gives developers more control over their entire project from start to finish.
Full stack developers do more than code
It’s commonly misconceived that a full stack developer only codes for a living. However, it’s actually a term describing someone who is good at front-end and back-end development. It’s an umbrella term used to describe a developer who knows everything there is to know about building a functional website or web application – from database integration to user interface development. This includes not only programming but also designing and site architecture/planning/maintenance.
What Is the Difference Between Backend and Frontend?
Let’s start with a quick definition. The frontend refers to what you see when you visit a website, such as its layout, colors, graphics and text. The backend is made up of everything that powers it behind-the-scenes—the code behind it all, databases, servers and more.
Front-end and back-end developers work together to construct the systems that allow an application or website to function properly. However, The concerns they have differ.
Full Stack Developer Is in High Demand
The advantage of being a specialist in one’s field and mastering a particular aspect of technology is obvious, but as technology rapidly expands and evolves, companies are looking for developers who can work on both the front and back end to build functional products with minimum input and support.
Different types of full stack developers