Full stack web development as a term evolved due to the separation of roles between front end and back end developers. A “full stack” developer is a developer that can work in both front end and back end technologies.
The “stack” however could be quite different between organizations and developers. One common stack is LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. It’s called a stack because each technology is a layer. Linux is the operating system, Apache is the web server, MySQL is the database, and PHP is the server-side language.
There are many variations to this open-source stack: Amazon, Linux, NGINX, Node, React, MongoDB. The combinations are almost limitless and dependent on architecture goals and team proficiency.
The best definition we believe is what we have outlined -- simply combining the skills of a front end developer (FED) with a back-end developer in one role.
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What is the best programming language for web development?
If there was one “best” programming language, then everything else would be obsolete. The reality is that there are so many different programming languages because there is no “best” language for any situation.
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