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:html, cssjavascriptajaxhttprestweb-server, reverse proxy, HA and load balancingsome application languagedatabase and an ORMand maybe some photoshopBut when one describes “full stack”:PALBIOS/firmwaredevice driverskernel developmentdesktop, daemon, server appsnow add the web-stackand finally add the networkI’m certain I missed a lot but the point I’m making is that web-stack is not full-stack.