A full-stack developer is a web developer or engineer who works with both the front and back ends of a website or application — meaning they can tackle projects that involve databases, APIs, build user-facing websites, or even work with clients during the planning phase of projects — they work both client-side and server-side.
Most full-stack developers specialize in a particular back-end programming language, like PHP or Python, although some, especially if they’ve been working as a developer for a while, work with more than one. In job listings, you’ll generally see openings for “full-stack Python developers”!
Some full-stack developers also learn either project management, visual design, web design, or user experience skills — to complete their “stack,” if you will.
As the line between what can be done on the front end versus back end developers increasingly blurs, more developers are becoming what we call full-stack developers. A lot of employers (especially agencies who work on different kinds of sites) are looking for developers who know how to work on all the parts of a site, so they can use the best tools for the job regardless of whether it’s technically “front end” or “back end.” Hence the rise in companies listing full-stack development on job requirements!
At Dublin CODING School we have a Web Development (Full-Stack) Course, intended for working people who want to learn how to create websites and pursue a career in programming.
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