9 things to Know as a Full-Stack Developer

Since the era of advanced technologies has begun, digital platforms have come a long way. Multiple companies design their own websites and present themselves in a unique way. The term “web development,” especially full-stack development, is increasing in demand.

What is Web development? What is required to become a full-stack developer? This blog will tell you about all you need to know to become a full-stack developer.

A full-stack developer is an engineer who manages all aspects of the programming process of a web application or software. They are able to write codes for the front end and back-end as well as databases. If you do not know who a full-stack developer is, this blog explains in detail who a full-stack developer is.

What skills are essential to become a Full-Stack Developer?

Programming Languages.  

A full-stack developer must know programming languages like Java, Python, HTML, and CSS. For example, HTML is used to add web content and CSS is used as a tool to design and style websites. Coding is the building blocks that work behind each website, application, software, and a game that is out there. Through the codes, the computer understands how to respond to, for example, the push of a button that directs you to a new page on a website.

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Data Structures and Algorithms.

All web applications need a database to store data. A Full-stack developer should be comfortable with using data structures and algorithms. Data structures make sure that there is a place and organization system where all of the data that the application collects can get stored. On the other hand, algorithms are a set of instructions and steps to solve a specific coding related issue.

Proficiency in DSA is a key part of most interviews for large companies such as the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google) companies.

APIs (Application Programming Interface)

An API is a service provider where a user can send requests and the provider will get back to them with some data or result. As a full-stack developer, your task will be managing multiple APIs in projects or even creating new ones.

The application of APIs is large in number. This article describes the multiple ways websites and applications use APIs. Did you know that when you choose to log in from your FaceBook to another website, you are using API?

Version Control Systems 

As defined by GeeksforGeeks, Version Control systems are “a category of software tools that helps record changes to files by keeping a track of modifications done to the code.” This is useful when a developer wishes to move a code from one environment to another. VCS becomes the centralized system to work with. It allows you to update parts of the code, make changes in other developer’s code without breaking things.

Github is used across the world as a version control system in which you can add and edit your code and share it with anyone on the web.

UI/UX Design 

Design is crucial for a website to look attractive and engaging to users. Therefore, a full-stack developer must know the basic principles of UI and UX, prototype, and scalability. When a developer knows even the basics of design, there will not be too much of a clash between aesthetics and function. This will help their work look well-integrated and structured.

Debugging

Sometimes, threads span up to many lines, about to 2000 lines of code, and you can’t even proceed with normal debugging practices, so tools like parallel watch and parallel stack are useful in handling these tasks to be able to debug threads. 

Testing

Testing is the process of fine-tuning the final product and interactivity of a code. Before a website is released to the world, tests need to be carried out. There are three types of testing: Automation testing, manual testing, and unit testing. Automation Testing means using an automation tool to execute your test case suite. On the contrary, manual testing is performed by a human sitting in front of a computer. Unit testing is the process of carrying out tests on only a part of the code to see if it is fit to be in the code. A full-stack developer should have the ability to recognize these and test these units. 

Server Tech Knowledge 

A full-stack developer should be good at managing servers: on-premises and, as it is rising to popularity, cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. This makes their work easier at later stages. Thus helping developers to compete effectively with others in the field and produce outstanding work.

English writing and Soft Skills.  

Soft skills are increasingly becoming necessary for our lives. They help deliver the information you have quickly and accurately. Employees who possess these strengths can help solve a company’s problems and improve overall productivity and success.

In conclusion, working as a full-stack developer will give you the experience and training to look at problems in the tech field through all the angles. You need to have the right composition of all the technical knowledge to become a full-stack developer.  

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