All You Need To Know About Full-stack Development

In recent years full-stack development has gracefully made the headlines. It refers to the potential of developing end to end solutions from framing user requirements to designing and digital solutions.

We all must take a bow towards the sudden increase in digital platforms and diverse technologies that have made full-stack development a valuable option for companies. A full-stack developer has the ability to create a front end and back end parts of the application. Now to understand this more deeply, we need to understand what full-stack development is?

 

What is full-stack development?

 

Full-stack development means constructing end to end software solutions which include both front end and back end. 

The front end is the front part of a device (including applications or a user interface) that is used by the end-user. The back end is associated with server-side, database, and API development. If you are wondering who works on all these tasks, let us help you out with this. Companies typically appoint employees known as full-stack developers. 

Now let’s find out what is the task of a full-stack developer.

A full-stack developer is a professional who holds expertise in various languages and structures for client-side and server-side programming. They do not have to learn all the technology and tools that are available in the market because they are trained to have A to Z knowledge of application development from UI design to deployment.

Why should you hire a full-stack developer?

There are some advantages to hiring full-stack developers:

  • They are all-rounder

Full-stack developers are all-rounders of mobile app and web development. They are multi-talented and can efficiently work on end to end software as they can work on front end software like JavaScript, HTML, CSS, along with working on back end software like PHP, Java, node, etc. They are knowledgeable in database and server management. 

  • Help deliver tasks faster

As full-stack developers are all-rounder they can are good at multitasking jobs. Hiring a full stack developer will reduce the cost of the number of laborers required for mobile development. Also, the transmission time between the workers will majorly reduce.

  • Suitable for small start-ups

Choosing full-stack developers for start-ups can turn out to be a great option and will be profitable as the time required for prototyping will comparatively be less and will be carried out within a budget. Productive work, inventive thinking, having lots of knowledge about technology, efficiency, etc. is some of the best assets of the company.

What technologies stacks are required for full-stack development?

With the prompt usage of unlocked sources of software and direct approach to the development, full-stack development has come up with fresh structures and tools, as follows.

  • LAMP stack

 In the term LAMP, L stands for Linux operating system, A stands for apache server, M stands for Mysql database server, and P stands for PHP language

  • MEAN stack

Just like LAMP, MEAN too has its full form where M stands for Mongo DB, E stands for Express.js, A stands for Angular i.e frontend framework and N stands for the cross-platform run environment.

  • MERN stack

This stack is as same as MEAN stack; the only difference is that Angular is replaced by React. For a full stack developer, it is essential to have all the knowledge about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Plus, with the help of frontend knowledge, they can also deal with server-side programming. Rather than this, a full stack developer can choose languages like java, python, framework. It is also essential for them to know other languages like Net and ROR for developing full-stack applications.

A brief on the different types of programming languages

There are a lot of programming languages but only a few of them are considered to be best such as JavaScript, typescript, python, etc.

Let’s take a look at them:

  1. Javascript

Many of us have heard the word ‘JavaScript’ but are unaware of what it actually means. Basically JavaScript is the execution of the fundamental ECMAscrip specification. Most of the front end frameworks are based on JavaScript languages like Angular and React. Even back end frameworks such as  node.js are based on this. 

A developer focuses mainly focusing on the basics of these languages. Eventually, as time passes they will be able to grab more advanced features such as atomic operations, shared memory, and asynchronous functions.

  1. Python

Python is the only language that is used in the majority of cases. With the help of python, you can execute command-line scripts, web applications, and GUI applications. Further, this language is mainly used for scientific computing. Besides learning python, you must also go through its web programming frameworks such as Flask or Django that are useful in the development process.

  1. Typescript

This has been using since the time angular raised the popularity of typescript. If you are interested in learning angular then you must definitely try typescript. Typescript is used along with JavaScript for benefiting from features like type checking, etc.