How To Become A Full Stack Web Developer?

Did you know that a Full Stack Web Developer ranks second when it comes to the Best Jobs in the USA? The growing demand of a Full Stack Web Developer is the motivation behind this blog. In this blog, we’re going to see how to become a Full Stack Web Developer.

Here’s a list of topics I’ll be covering in this blog:

  1. Who is a Full Stack Web Developer?
  2. Full Stack Web Developer Job Trends
  3. Full Stack Web Developer Salary
  4. Full Stack Web Developer Job Description
  5. Full Stack Web Developer Skills
  6. Full Stack Web Developer Technologies

Who Is A Full Stack Web Developer?

A Full Stack Web Developer is someone who has a good understanding of how the web works at each and every level, including setting up and configuring Linux or Windows servers, coding server-side APIs, running the client-side of the application by using JavaScript, operating and querying databases and structuring and designing the web page with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.

Let’s narrow down the key roles and responsibilities of a Full Stack Web Developer:

Now that you know the key roles and responsibilities, I’m sure you’re wondering,

Who Can Become A Full Stack Web Developer?

Front end developers and back end developers can follow an easy pathway to become a Full Stack Web Developer since they already have an idea about how the web works.

To get a more in-depth understanding of how to become a Full Stack Web Developer, you can check out this video recorded by our Web Development Experts.

Full Stack Web Developer Skills

A Full Stack Web Developer must know how to create and maintain the front-end and the back-end of a web application and must also be proficient with the various languages used to develop a web application.
Here’s a list of skills that I narrowed down by studying a couple of Job Description:

A good understating of working with Project Management Tools such as Scoro, Jira, etc.

Full Stack Web Developer Technologies

Full Stack Development involves developing and designing the following three layers:

  1. Front-End Layer
  2. Back-End Layer
  3. Database Layer

Front End Layer

The front-end layer helps you interact with the web, watch videos, perform actions like register to an online shopping site. So basically, the design, look and feel of the web is accomplished with the help of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Let’s talk a little bit about front end technologies.

Being proficient in languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript is the most basic requirement for becoming a Full Stack Developer.

To learn more about HTML, you can go through this video by our Web Development experts.

To learn more about CSS, you can go through this video by our Web Development specialists.

JavaScript Frameworks
Having knowledge of the above-mentioned languages is not enough. Websites and web applications these days have integrated, complex, and interactive UIs which attract more traffic. To accomplish this, it is necessary to know the various JavaScript Frameworks and libraries like Angular, React, VueJs, Ember, NodeJs, jQuery, etc.

There are 100s of JavaScript frameworks that will help you with web development, but it’s often confusing to choose among so many well-versed frameworks.

Back End Layer

The back-end layer forms a dynamic connection between the front-end and the database. To get this layer working it’s important to know at least one of the programming languages such as Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, etc and knowledge of server-side frameworks such as NodeJS is mandatory.

Database Layer

The data layer is a massive warehouse of information. It contains a database repository which captures and stores information from the front-end, through the back-end. A prerequisite is to have knowledge of how data is stored, edited, retrieved, etc. An understanding of Databases such as MySQL, MongoDB is a must.

In addition to the above-mentioned technologies, a Full Stack Web Developer must know the different parts of the web, one must have a good understanding of web architecture and the various communication protocols like HTTP, he must also be familiar with Version Control Systems and Project Management tools.

Becoming a Full Stack Web Developer requires a good amount of effort and dedication. But is it worth all the effort? Yes, it definitely is. It is the most valued designation and once you practice Full Stack Web Development, you’ll become a master of the web.

You can also check my YouTube channel to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and other languages at free of cost.