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    Full-stack development and other related terms explained

    What exactly is a full-stack? Why exactly full-stack developers are needed?

    A development stack simply means the set of languages, libraries, IDEs, and tools (including OS, database server, and application server) used for application development.

    For example, people may refer to the LAMP stack, meaning Linux/Unix + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl.

    A development stack that is inclusive of full-stack development refers to thedevelopment of both front ends (client’s side) and back end(server’s side) portions of the web application.Full-stackdev or full-stack web developersor full-stack programmersare needed to design and develop complete web applications and websites. Full-stack engineersor developerswork on the frontend, backend, database, and debugging of web applications or websites.Besides, mastering HTML and CSS, astack developer also knows how to:

    • Program a browser (like using JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, or Vue)
    • Program a server (like using PHP, ASP, Python, or Node)
    • Program a database (like using SQL, SQLite, or MongoDB).

    Since full-stack software engineers or full-stack software developers are proficient in both front-end and back-end languages, rules, regulations, and frameworks, as well as in server, network, and hosting environments. To get to the breadth and depth of knowledge, most full-stack developers already have spent many years working in a variety of roles. Full-stack developers or engineers also tend to be well-versed in both business logic and user experience, meaning they are not only well-equipped to get hands-on, but can also guide and consult on a strategy too. Certified and senior full-stack developers are mostly preferred when

    Client’s Software (Front End)

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Bootstrap
    • W3.CSS
    • Javascript
    • ES5
    • HTML DOM
    • JSON
    • XML
    • jQuery
    • Angular
    • React
    • Backbone.js
    • Ember.js
    • Redux
    • Storybook
    • GraphQL
    • Meteor.js
    • Grunt
    • Gulp

    React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It is the view layer for web applications so it is indirectly associated with java full-stack development.

    Server’s Software (Back End)

    • PHP
    • ASP
    • C++
    • C#
    • Java
    • Python
    • Node.js
    • Express.js
    • Ruby
    • REST
    • GO
    • SQL
    • MongoDB
    • Firebase.com
    • Sass
    • Less
    • Parse.com
    • PaaS (Azure and Heroku).

    Javascript is a prominent and dominant programming language in web development that has been around for near about 20 years it not more. In the beginning, JavaScript was a language for the web client (browser) then came the ability to use JavaScript on the webserver that is full-stack with Node.js.Full Stack JavaScript is that all software in a web application both client-side and server-side should be written using JavaScript only.A java full stack web developeror full-stack javascript developer is a developer with extensive knowledge and expertise in full-stack tools and frameworks that works with java.The java suite of technologies includes working with servlets, core java, REST API, and more tools that make the building of web apps easy.

    Full Stack Python comes in to learn everything you need to create, deploy and operate Python-powered applications. A Python full stack developerhas expertise in using the Python suite of languages for all the applications as he/she is well aware that Python code interacts with code that is written in other languages such as C and JavaScript to provide an entire web stack.

    However, a full-stack PHP developer is the one who mainly uses PHP as their back-end language.

    What is mean stack and mean stack development?

    A MEAN stack developer is someone who knows some particular areas alone. MEAN stack development refers to the development process that falls within this particular set of technologies MongoDB, Expressjs, AngularJs, NodeJS. In simple words, MEAN stack developers are like JS-based application developers.

    MEAN Stack is a set of technologies that you can use to make a full-stack application.

    M is for MongoDB (No SQL database)

    E stands for Express (a framework on top of Node)

    A is for Angular, a front end framework

    N stands for Node, a backend framework

    Thus, MEAN stack development is essentially a sub-part of Full stack development.

    What is mern stack developer’s job?

    MERN is a full-stack, following the traditional 3-tier architectural pattern, including the front-end display tier (React.js), application tier (Express.js and Node.js), and database tier (MongoDB). MERN stack developers use Javascript Stack for easier and faster deployment of full-stack web applications. MERN Stack comprises 4 technologies namely: MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js. It is designed to make the development process smoother and easier.

    Each of these 4 powerful technologies provides an end-to-end framework for the developers to work in and each of these technologies play a big part in the development of web applications.

    What is Web Stack and how is it of use?

    A Web Stack is the collection of software required for Web design and most important development. A Web Stack consists of an operating system (OS), a programming language, database software, and a Web Server.

    So full-stack along with its various other components and sub-components is an all-in-one development program useful for developers to develop a website or web application.

    About the Author

    Kamal Rastogi is a serial IT entrepreneur with 25 yrs plus experience. Currently his focus area is Data Science business, ERP Consulting, IT Staffing and Experttal.com (Fastest growing US based platform to hire verified / Risk Compliant Expert IT resources from talent rich countries like India, Romania, Philippines etc...directly). His firms service clients like KPMG, Deloitte, EnY, Samsung, Wipro, NCR Corporation etc in India and USA.

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