I have a favorite quote about what a Full Stack Web Developer is and does. I first came across it in a post written by Eric An on the CareerFoundry blog:
A full-stack developer has all the keys to the housethere is no door that you cannot open.
This is admittedly not a very technical explanation. But I think it goes a long way towards enunciating the appeal of being a Full Stack Web Developer.
For a more comprehensive definition, consider this one from a post entitled A Guide to Becoming a Full-Stack Developer in 2017, by Daniel Borowski. Under the heading The Definitive Guide he writes:
A Full-Stack Web Developer is someone who is able to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of an application. Front-end generally refers to the portion of an application the user will see or interact with, and the back-end is the part of the application that handles the logic, database interactions, user authentication, server configuration, etc.
If these two definitions combine to make Full Stack Web Developers sound a bit like wizards with limitless knowledge, that assessment might not be too far off the mark. On the other hand, if you had a dollar for every article out there challenging the myth of the Full Stack Web Developer, youd probably be giving Bezos a run for his money.
A Full-Stack Web Developer is someone who is able to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of an application. Front-end generally refers to the portion of an application the user will see or interact with, and the back-end is the part of the application that handles the logic, database interactions, user authentication, server configuration, etc. Being a Full-Stack Developer doesnt mean that you have necessarily mastered everything required to work with the front-end or back-end, but it means that you are able to work on both sides and understand what is going on when building an application.
If you want to become a Full-Stack Web Developer in 2017 and land your first job, below is a reference guide with a list of things you should learn.
Almost every single program, whether online or in-person, that is teaching you how to be a web developer will start with HTML and CSS because they are the building blocks of the web. Simply put, HTML allows you to add content to a website and CSS is what allows you to style your content. The following topics related to HTML/CSS come up often in interviews and on the actual job when youre working:
Be able to explain the CSS Box Model.
Benefits of CSS preprocessors (you dont necessarily need to understand how to use one on a deep level, but you should to understand what they are for and how they help with development).
CSS Media Queries to target different devices and write responsive CSS.
Bootstrap (a framework for helping design and layout content on a page and while many online programs or schools focus heavily on teaching Bootstrap, in reality its more important to have a deep knowledge of fundamental CSS than specific Bootstrap features and methods).
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Any product or project needs a database to store data. As a full stack developer, you also need to have at least one or two databases and know how to interact with the database. Currently, the popular database is MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Oracle, SQLServer and so on. As a document-type database, MongoDB, is being used more widely in Internet products. As for larger projects, Ialso recommend using MySQL or commercial Oracle as the back-end database. While memory databases, such as Redis, can be used for caching to improve system performance.