With an interest in becoming a professional writer, I earned my BA in Professional Writing, while teaching myself web coding.
What Is Full Stack Web Development?
If you have heard of Full Stack Web Development and wondered what the term means, I will break it all down for you right here. What used to be separate careers (e.g., frontend developer, backend developer) is now fused together in the Full Stack Web Developer who is often referred to as a jack-of-all-trades. This developer must, in fact, learn various skillsets.
What to Know:
- Frontend Dev
- Backend Dev
(e.g., PHP, Python, Ruby, Java)
- Database Management
(e.g., SQL, MySQL)
(e.g., MEAN/MERN stack)
What Is Frontend Development?
Frontend code is loaded by the site visitor’s browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Internet Edge). Since such code gets loaded by the browser, it is easy for the developer to test. You merely save your files on the computer and then open them with the browser.
What Is Backend Development?
Backend code is loaded by the server. For this reason, the developer needs a server running on their computer to test it. A popular free server package, for instance, is XAMPP. Developed by Apache Friends, it is a great option.
What Is the MERN Stack?
The MERN stack is a popular variant of the MEAN stack.
In short, if you are interested in coding powerful full stack sites, MERN is definitely a great way to go. For example, go to the job site Indeed and search React for remote jobs. There are plenty.
Find Out More About Full Stack Dev
All things considered, Full Stack Web Development is a great career to have. After all, the Internet is not going to disappear anytime soon. Thus, there will always be the need for powerful websites and web apps such as Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix.
In fact, tech jobs are the careers of the future. Besides, while Python is interesting language to code a backend with, it is a transferable skillset, as it is also used for Data Science, Machine Learning, and Ethical Hacking (amongst other things).
In short, coding is the way of the future. Don't get left behind.