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Full Stack Developers/Engineers


Software applications consist of front-end and back-end components. The front-end consists of the features that the user sees and uses (i.e., the user interface or UI). The back-end consists of the components that are unseen by the user but which are vital for implementing the user's commands. These components include server configuration, database-related processes, and validation of users. At many employers, specialized front-end and back-end developers and engineers handle different tasks during the software design, development, and testing process. But there is also an increasing number of professionals who are responsible for both the front-end and back-end aspects of the development process. They are known as full stack developers and engineers. defines a stack as a “set of tools, including languages, frameworks, and other technologies that a developer uses to do their job.” Full stack developers and engineers are those who have an understanding of all these skills and components and who are able to take a software project from start to finish. Full stack can apply to a mobile stack, a Web stack, or a native application stack (i.e., software for specific devices).

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Career Ladder
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Full Stack Developer/Engineer

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