So, You Want to Be a Full Stack Developer? Here Are the Languages to Learn

Full stack developers are professionals who are proficient in completing all of the various software development stages, such as planning, front-end technologies, back-end technologies, project management, quality assurance and database management. These developers are capable of creating the elements that people interact with (front-end), as well as, managing database and server-side implementations that users can’t see (back-end). Demand for full stack developers, who work in software design, has grown by 1650% over the past three years. Full-stack developers need to have comprehensive knowledge in various languages. If you are considering a career as a full stack developer, here are the languages you need to learn:

Front-end languages and technologies:

HTML and CSS: Both are the basic foundations of website development. They are the building blocks of text, links, tables and other common elements of web interface. HTML5 is the latest version.

JavaScript: JavaScript provides simple programming functionality directly inside HTML codes. Developers can create functions, as well enhancing the look and feel of any webpage.

AngularJS: It is an extension of JavaScript technology and considered as an open source structural framework. This language allows full stack developers to build attractive web interfaces and high-performance web apps

Node.JS: Node.JS is also based on JavaScript language. It is a server side and open source platform to build event-driven and scalable web applications.

ReactJS: It is a JavaScript library that’s currently maintained by Facebook to provide flexible and fast solutions. It also allows us to build dynamic user experiences efficiently.

VBScript: VBScript or Visual Basic Script is developed by Microsoft to provide component-based scripting functionality. It’s known as a lightweight solution with good functionality.

jQuery: jQuery is also based on JavaScript language, which is designed to simplify client-side scripting using the HTML technology. It makes Ajax interactions, HTML traversing and event handling easier for full stack developers.

Bootstrap: Bootstrap is a collection of design templates based on HTML and CSS. It offers various buttons, forms, typography, interface components and JavaScript extensions.

Back-end languages and technologies:

Back-end solutions are critical to ensure that the whole web-based system works flawlessly.

PHP: It’s considered as the most popular web development language, with syntax that’s similar to Java and C. Full stack developers need to be familiar with Symphony and Zend, which are most commonly used PHP frameworks.

Python: Python has simpler syntax compared to PHP, with well-tested, legible code. Django is considered as a popular Python framework.

Ruby: Ruby is seen as a “fun” language by many web developers. Twitter is based on Ruby. A popular framework for this language is Ruby on Rails.

Scala: Scala is a concise Java-based language, which is designed to address many of the criticism on Java.

If you are a developer with these skills then please send us your CV or contact our friendly team to discuss future full time or contracted IT and Telecoms Recruitment.


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