Roadmap for Full-Stack Development

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Being a full stack developer gives you wide range of knowledge on various areas such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Backend Languages, Database Storage, HTTP Methods, API’s, NPM, Cloud and Agile project management as well.

Introduction

What Is Full-Stack Development?

To put it simply, Full-Stack Development is the combination of frontend and backend development.

The Frontend of an application is what the users interact with.

Server-Side, API and database development comes under the hood of backend development.

Skills you will need to become a full stack developer.

  1. Master at least one server-side programming languages such as Java, Python, Nodejs, Ruby or others
  2. Must master frontend technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  3. Good knowledge on Security area.
  4. Database management, It could be either NoSql or SQL
  5. Fundamentals of UI/UX design.

What Is Frontend And Backend Development?

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Frontend Development

We even call it as Client-Side Development. It is the process of creating the GUI for websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript so that the user can interact with it.

Backend Development

Backend Development is also known as Server-Side development. API, Database are the two main components of backend technologies.

API => There are many varieties of API’s available. Learn any two of them for good grasp of knowledge. For Ex, REST API, GraphQL API are the most famous ones. These will look like in the form of an URL once developed which process and retrieves data’s from a database on the request of client(Frontend).

Database => There are two types available. NoSQL and SQL. The choice between these two would be depend upon the project that you are working on.

What Does It Mean To Be A Full-Stack Developer?

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Full-Stack Developer must be able to develop both client side and server side applications as well.

Full-Stack developer must have the knowledge of how to

  1. Program a client side
  2. Program a server side
  3. Program a database

Popular Tech Stacks Out There:

  1. MERN Stack => MongoDB, Express, React, Node
  2. MEAN Stack => MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node
  3. Django Stack => Python, Django, MySQL
  4. Ruby on Rails Stack => Ruby, SQL, Rails

Mastering any of the above one tech stack makes you better full stack developer.

Conclusion

Being a full stack developer gives you wide range of knowledge on various areas such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Backend Languages, Database Storage, HTTP Methods, API’s, NPM, Cloud and Agile project management as well.

The average salary of a full stack developer ranges from $82,700 to $109,515 with the average base salary of $97,059.

Full Stack Developers has to learn latest technologies to keep up with the latest trends as the technologies and industries evolves faster.

Most importantly, Full-Stack will give you an perfect understanding of the complete picture of the development process.

That’s all Folks. Thank you for reading. Have a great day!


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Archie Andrews

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Self-Taught | Full-Stack Developer | I build things for fun! | Github - https://t.co/L5G8qQUmYK | NodeJs | DSA | MERN
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