Richard Bucker

The Real Full Stack Programmer

Posted at — Nov 12, 2013

I receive a lot of job descriptions from recruiters. This morning one caught my eye. They company was looking for a “full stack” programmer. What I find curious about this is that the definition did not provide any real concrete detail but one could infer that by “full stack” they meant web-stack.

The web-stack looks like:

But when one describes “full stack”:
  • PAL
  • BIOS/firmware
  • device drivers
  • kernel development
  • desktop, daemon, server apps
  • now add the web-stack
  • and finally add the network
I’m certain I missed a lot but the point I’m making is that web-stack is not full-stack.