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Discussion on: Skills required to be a full stack developer: a checklist

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Simon Barker Author

Now I think about it I might say the opposite is true. 10 years ago full stack mainly meant: JS/HTML/CSS, PHP, SQL and Apache. Now it covers DevOps, infrastructure as code, Node, React/Angular/Vue and NoQSL and SQL. The list and requirements on full stack is rapidly approaching "IT Department"

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Trung Hieu Nguyen

:D I don't think so, who defined the definition for "full stack"? At the beginning, I think that title is for people who can handle both backend and front-end stuffs. You can write HTML, CSS, you can do things with database, write API,... Yeah, at that time you can call yourself a full stack developer. All the technique you mentioned above I think it's more relevant to "senior full stack developer" who can cover a lot of things from front-end to back-end, and know a little bit about DevOps
At the end of the day, it's just a title, why people care so much and make a lot of arguments about that?

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Simon Barker Author

Meh, I think people learning to code and looking to get their first job care quite a bit about getting a good idea of where the rough demarkations lie to help them on their way. Something we all fall into as experienced devs is forgetting the confusion of what everything was when we started. Back in 2006 when I first started it took me two days to realised that a blog was just a website with some software to manage the content and that was like an epiphany for me at the time.