When it comes to software development, full-stack mobile developers have gained an almost mythical reputation. Actually, they did and do exist; finding a good full-stack developer was rare and even harder to come by.
In days gone past, companies who outsourced their mobile applications to independent developers reported many outcomes, and not all instances were positive.
That is not to suggest, however, that full-stack app development is not doable. Instead of simply developing a tool or an application, software development companies are broadening their expertise to include constructing a cohesive stack.
What Is Full Stack App Development?
Developing an application from the front end to the back end is referred to as full-stack development from the ground up. This web development method comprises three layers: the Presentation Layer (which deals with the user interface on the front end), the Business Logic Layer (which deals with data validation on the back end), and the Database Layer (which deals with data storage). It oversees the entire process, from developing an idea to the final delivery of the finished product.
While mobile apps in their infancy required developers to be “full-stack” as technologies advanced and developed, these skills were dispersed amongst various specialties. However, tools are emerging that allow for successful full-stack mobile app development from the ground up.
Essentially a full stack developer can be called a jack of all trades. Much like a repair handyman, if you will.
What Does A Full Stack App Development Involve?
When a single developer creates an application on their own, the result can be extremely cohesive. They do not need to make compromises or balance differing points of view within a team, resulting in clearer and more straightforward code. However, on a more practical point, mobile developers are still prohibitively expensive and in high demand.
- Providing support and assistance in the creation and development of software
- There is a lot of optimization and debugging work on software.
- A well-designed codebase in the front and back end of the application
- Building the web application’s user interface
- The back-end of the software requires the creation of databases and servers.
- Compatibility and optimization across platforms
- Creating an application that has a responsive design will be tested and maintained.
- Developing new features with graphic designers
- Conducting API and REST implementation
- Keeping their software up to date in order to improve its performance
- Assessing the potential of developing technologies to the people who hold decision-making authority
- Developing with security, availability, scalability, and other requirements in mind
When Is A Full Stack Developer Needed?
The size and scalability of the program determine whether it’s a good fit for the application. An example of this may be a tiny independent game development group of just a few people making a short simulation game, which can be completed with just one back-end developer and one front-end developer. Smaller companies might just rewire the one full-stack developer. While on the other hand, a web application with significant scalability potential would necessitate an increased workforce. This will be needed on both the backend and frontend, as well as across the board for full-stack developers.