The fairytale of the full-stack developer

 

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Numerous times in IT fairyland, companies were dreaming of hiring full-stack developers. They were looking for only one that fits the shoe: the one can do it all and knows everything. 

At Typeqast we know this eternal search for full-stack developers can be very difficult. But what exactly is a full-stack developer? And where can you find this special breed? We explain everything about the search for full-stack developers in this article. 

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The fairytale of the full-stack developer

 

Numerous times in IT fairyland, companies were dreaming of hiring full-stack developers. They were looking for only one that fits the shoe: the one can do it all and knows everything. 

At Typeqast we know this eternal search for full-stack developers can be very difficult. But what exactly is a full-stack developer? And where can you find this special breed? We explain everything about the search for full-stack developers in this article. 

 

 

What is a full-stack developer?

 

A full-stack developer is someone who understands multiple levels of IT stacks. They’re an expert in the backend field, and they know specific backend development languages, frameworks, and tools that are able to deliver applications. However, they also need to be an expert on database systems on levels with which they’re able to model a data structure, conduct a database migration and a database replication. 

 

On the other hand, full-stack developers are also required to know everything about the frontend field. Think of React, Angular, and Vue.js in order to create web applications.

 

Not only is a full-stack developer required to know everything about front and backend domains, but they also have to be able to understand the project and product development lifecycle. Moreover, they have to make sure that they are able to deliver on time.

 

The description above might seem extreme, however if we look into the definition of a full-stack developer, this is what is often asked from developers. 

 

Why is a full-stack developer so difficult to find? 

 

Specializations
Finding someone who is an expert on everything is almost an impossible job. Especially when specialization is increasing amongst IT staff. Not only are backend and frontend development becoming more common specializations, but also specific platforms such as .NET, Java, Python, React, Cloud, and others. 

 

Years of experience

Asking for a full-stack developer also means that you’re asking for at least 3 years of experience per stack knowledge. If we look at the several stacks mentioned in this article, this would mean that you’re asking for someone with over 20 years of experience in different types of platforms and development languages.

 

Innovation in components
Another factor that makes full-stack development so difficult are the many components, which are newly added to the existing stacks in the course of the years. When you’re looking for a full-stack developer, this also means that you’re wishing that developers are constantly expanding their knowledge and expertise. 

 

 

How can Typeqast help you with finding full-stack developers?

As described, finding a full-stack developer can be difficult or even impossible. However, at Typeqast we can still help you. We do not provide you with full-stack developers, but we help your business by providing a full-stack team. This means that you’ll have a team of developers as a service (TaaS) with several specialists. Backend, frontend, and domain specific specialists are all in your team.

 

Typeqast allows you to be more flexible. If required, a team can easily be down or upsized, depending on your needs. This lowers the risk for your organization. Certain phases in product development require more front-end work, or back-end work. And with Typeqast you are able to simply rotate with roles and domain specialists in your team.

 

Typeqast makes the impossible possible. 

 

Do you want to explore more about full-stack teams? Contact us, and we’ll explain you all about it.