A full stack developer is one that has experience developing both front-end and back-end aspects of an
app, as well as database know-how. When building an app, you need to work on all three facets, so it makes
sense to have at least one developer who knows how element interacts and coincides.
Full stack developers are T-shaped app professionals, they have a broad knowledge that isn’t as deep as I-shaped professionals, but that’s often crucial for making a superior product. The ability to think laterally is highly valuable in any industry, and a full stack developer will have knowledge about a wide range of software and languages in a wide range of different scenarios. If you are trying to get an app off the ground, having a full stack developer means that you don’t waste time and money hiring a specific engineer for an aspect of the app that won’t work in actuality. An experienced full stack developer that interviews well will be able to look over an app blueprint and tell you not only which elements are likely to work together well but make recommendations about areas that specialized engineers would not have considered.
Not all full stack developers are equal, but when looking for a full stack development service that can take your app from idea to MVP and beyond, you should look for specific skills. They need to be highly skilled in tech like HTML5, CSS, and JS, with a good knowledge of jQuery, LESS, Angular, and React. They should know at least one server-side language (e.g. Java, Python, etc.). They should also have experience with MySQL, MongoDB, Oracle and SQLServer, with knowledge of caching (e.g. Memcached, varnish), Apache and version control systems (like Git). They will also know the basic prototype and UI/UX design, which will help to cement the whole thing together
Having such a wide range of skills yields several real advantages:
It will not surprise you that full stack developers are the most commonly used developers in app development.
If your app is relatively simple, you may only need a small team of full stack developers on board.
Doing so will help to save you time, money and heart-wrenching mistakes that should have been spotted earlier.