Why should your company need full-stack developers?

Full Stack Developer

Till a few years back, the job openings in IT companies mostly demanded developers of a particular technology, say Java developer or Python programmer. The trend gradually changed with an introduction of another promising designation known by the name, full-stack developer. Wondering who a full-stack developer is? Well, a full-stack developer is one who has an understanding of the popular domains needed for a project, with an ability to plan and develop it and finally deploys it successfully. The person will have familiarity and knowledge with various technology layers but it does not mean he has excelled in each of them. The person is more like, ‘Jack of all trades and master of none'.

A full-stack developer will have experience with the front-end and back-end developments, database, and DevOps. This multi-talented person will be able to swiftly move through the various layers of application development, each of which is important to successful development.

Front-end development

The front-end development refers to the section of an application with which the end user/customer interacts. This part should be visually appealing to maintain the interest of the user. The common technologies to create an attractive user-friendly appearance include CSS, HTML, AngualarJS, and JavaScript. In considering a full-stack developer, the person's previous works should be taken into account to analyze the quality and pattern of the creativity involved in those works. Along with the alluring appearance, the site should facilitate smooth working and prompt loading too.

Back-end development

Back-end development works on the server-side and is responsible for the smooth functioning of the application, though not actively visible to the user. The back-end has the components associated with logic, storage in the database and caching. The part mostly deals with the technical aspects. A full-stack developer should have skills for API design, its documentation, suitable data storage, and database designing plans. Some common technology skills include Node.js, Python, PHP, etc.

DevOps

The term DevOps points to software engineering practices of combining the development process and its operations. It includes the process of acquiring and managing servers, deploying updates and further scaling processes. It brings the various stages under a single umbrella, beginning from the process of planning, coding, building, testing and continuing to release, deployment, operations, and continued monitoring.

Full-Stack vs. Specialized Developer

There are many out there wondering why they should hire a full-stack developer rather than people who specialize in a single technology. An interesting fact on air these days reveals that the social media giant Facebook, hire only full-stack developers. Why is that so?

There are so many advantages a company can reap with full-stack developers than with specialized ones.

Firstly, single point of contact is facilitated by full-stack developers. Usually in a software development process, a business development executive collects the idea, submit it to the business analyst for the requirement analysis, then pass it to the system architect who designs the working model, hand it over to the developer to code and build, which will be then sent to the tester to check and finally the production team release the product. So many people are involved in this procedure. But if your company uses full-stack developer, all these steps can be bypassed with a single person who will be responsible for the whole project. So you will have to contact only one single person to know the development, status, and all the concerned matters.

Secondly, using full-stack developers, less time is spent on communication.  When a specialized developer is employed, the person will have to communicate with the business analyst, project manager, web designers etc. in association with the project development and this will consume huge chunks of time as information and guidelines will have to be conveyed to various levels. On the other hand, with a full-stack developer, the whole process is carried out by a single person, which will eliminate any need for multi-level communications.

Thirdly, financial part is not much affected by full-stack developers. Obviously, the salary of full-stack developer will be higher but the person can replace a set of other employees. Instead of paying for five or six different people, you can successfully employ one single full-stack developer.

Spericorn offers excellent opportunities to hire full-stack developers to support your software development projects. We have an ample number of full-stack programmers who are innovative and experienced in various technologies with core knowledge in the most popular languages. We have many full-stack Java developers along with highly talented full-stack PHP developers. Another important sector is full-stack Python developers who are in a great demand for web scrapping and IOT purposes. Get in touch with Spericorn to benefit from these expert professionals.

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