First there were only engineers. The computer was a simple thing back in the day with no specialty fields. As technology evolved, the rise of a new era emerged that opened the door for developers. This meant that the engineers created the computer, including the technology, and the developers created the software to make it user-friendly (meaning, you and me can also use a computer and not only NASA - thanks developers!!). The internet was born and became mainstream in the late 90’s. That opened up another world where designers emerged beautifying these websites. To see the picture more clearly, I’ll describe the computer, including all its functions, like a tree that keeps on branching out as technology grows. Even some subtitles can form in between the titles, like MERN, LAMP and MEAN. Back then, those were the easy days.
So how do you decide, out of all the different titles, which is the right developer for you? I guess that depends on exactly what you want, but for a SME business with limited funds, the best option would be a Full Stack Developer. Let’s be honest, dealing with a developer can be taxing, but dealing with a team of developers, that takes Dumbledore’esqe powers. When you have to decide on which developer you need for a project, wouldn’t it be easier to deal with one expert in a range of fields. So what exactly is a Full Stack Developer?
That sounds like a sandwich It kinda does, right!? And you’re not too far off. Like a sandwich, there is the top slice (the part you see first), the filling (all the good stuff that makes the sandwich what it is) and then the bottom slice (that keeps all the good stuff inside). It’s an all-in-one. So basically, a Full Stack Developer, like myself, exists to encompass a range of expertise to provide a singular contact for SMEs when they need a developer.
Riddikulus! Like Harry Potter turning a Boggart, which is scary, into something silly, a Full Stack Developer turns dealing with a range of developers into a breeze for a business. Let’s have a look at what skills a Full Stack Developer include?
Front End, Back End and Database all have different technologies that can be used, but having someone with a solid knowledge, and even more experience, in all 3 skills will help your business go a long way.
If you are considering a development project for your SME, look not further than a Full Stack Developer. Let me know if you have questions!