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WHAT IS FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT?




Full stack development gets even more confusing because of the way it shows up in job listings. Sometimes, you’ll see positions calling for full stack developers, sometimes full stack web developers (BTW, if you see “full stack web developer” in a job listing, it’s same-same.), and sometimes full stack engineers. In a second, we’ll explain the difference between full stack developers and engineers, but first, let’s go ahead and define full stack development as well.




Full stack development includes pretty much any project where you’re working on (or building) both the front and back end of a site or app at the same time. Essentially, it’s any web development project that would normally require both a front end developer and back end developer—but instead, a full stack developer fills the role of both.

 

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FULL STACK DEVELOPER AND FULL STACK ENGINEER


A full stack engineer is a senior level role for someone with the skills of a full stack developer (as described above), but with project management experience in things like systems administration (configuring, managing, and maintaining computer networks and systems).