As its name represents, ‘full-stack’ development refers to complete web development including front-end(user interfaces) and back-end(server and databases).
Front-end is the visible part of the website to the end-user through which user interacts and it is responsible for the user experience. Backend focuses on processing and functioning of the website and involves server-side web development and database management.
A full-stack developer must possess skills to develop a complete website with an ability to work on all aspects of building a finished product from design, development to the QA and maintenance.
Popular Tech Stacks:
- MEAN Stack: MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js
- LAMP Stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP
- RoR: Ruby On Rails, PHP, MySQL
- MERN: MongoDB, Express, ReactJS, Node.js
- Django Stack: Python, Django, MySQL
Instead of front-end developer and back-end developer separately, full-stack fulfills both the roles by hiring one full-stack developer.
It is a popular model for modern web development where more than one framework, library, and technology is being used to deliver a superior experience.