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How to become a full stack web developer?

Each and every company needs a full stack developer for managing either ends of their websites and applications. As everything is going online nowadays, it is only right to say that the role of a full stack developer would be needed by MNCs and startups alike.

BY Saumya

28th Aug 2020

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All you need to do to become a full-stack developer is to get your skills polished, earn your certifications and you’re on your way to becoming a successful full-stack developer.

In this blog, we are going to discuss everything you need to know on how to become a full-stack developer. You’ll get to know everything about becoming a professional full-stack developer. By the end of this article, you will be familiar with the skills needed to become a full-stack developer, job description and salary trends in 2020 and many more.

Who is a full stack developer?

Who exactly is a full-stack web developer? So, in basic terms, a full stack developer is a web developer who knows both frontend and backend services within a website’s framework.

So there are two ends to a website like everything in life. A frontend of the website which you, the user, can see. The backend is solely the property of the web developers where they showcase their magic while making creative, eye-catching and interactive websites and/or web applications.

Dealing with databases involved in the application, building user-interface websites and working on projects with clients for their applications during the planning phase are some of the roles a full stack developer plays.

It is expected from a person who wants to become a full-stack developer that they would have in-depth knowledge of the technologies across various platforms available for both types of development.

Skills required to become a full-stack developer

A full stack developer skill-set demands quite a bit on either end, as they have to know all about frontend and backend development and how to connect the two and make them work smoothly and cohesively.

So here is a list of all the full-stack development skills one needs to acquire to become a professional full-stack developer

  • Front end development
  • As a front end developer, you should be well acquainted with languages such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. You need to have some experience with the CSS preprocessors and APIs which allow for design, creation, and user-interactivity.

  • Databases
  • Knowledge of MySQL, OracleSQL, and SQL server is very important. Therefore proper knowledge of at least one DBMS language is a requisite.

  • Development Programming
  • Just try to learn the basic web development programming languages needed like Python, Java, PHP, and C#. These are the most famous languages that are being used for web development nowadays and knowing one of them in detail would work just fine for you.

  • Version control system
  • Version control system or VCS is needed as a skill because a developer should be able to keep track of all the coding changes that are happening in the backend as well as frontend.

  • Web application architecture
  • The knowledge of the architecture of the website will help the full stack developer to make computational tasks perform at the right places and carry out the right coding structures at the right places.

Job description for a full stack developer

So when you’ll be applying for jobs as a full stack developer, the job description that a full stack developer will be provided will have various different roles and responsibilities.

Having gone through hundreds and thousands of such job descriptions, here are some of the key expectations of a full stack developer:

  • Designing web applications with user interactions
  • Knowledge of frontend and backend development
  • Developing web applications with fluid response
  • Meeting both technical and commercial requirements
  • Working with different teams such as web designers
  • Developing APIs
  • Proficient in programming languages
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of databases
  • Seeing through a project from every perception


We have understood how to be a full stack developer. Being proficient in these skills is sure to help develop their career prospects and attain numerous opportunities.

We can definitely say that a full stack developer salary is lucrative. Companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, IBM, Infosys to Oracle and Wipro are some of the top recruiters in India.

Salaries do get affected by the place, experience, and company, but if we talk about the salary of a full stack developer on an average, it is estimated to be INR 6,23,920 per annum. For a fresher, the average salary is around INR 3,75,000 - 4,00,000/annum.

If you’ve made it till the end of the article and are interested to be a full stack developer, then we won’t leave you hanging to think where to start and how.

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