A Roundtable Chat About Backend, Frontend, & Full Stack
As a new developer, what is most important to learn first?
If you ask 5 developers, you’ll get 5 different answers.
- Popular frontend frameworks
- Mentorship on YouTube
- Where your passions lie
- How to build a time machine
Just like a kid in a candy store trying to pick out what they’re going to buy, new developers are burdened with the almost impossible task of figuring out where they belong: frontend, backend, or full-stack.
A Roundtable Chat About Agile Development
In our latest roundtable episode, each of us tackles this question and many others. We chat about what frontend and backend really mean, the benefits of full-stack for new developers, and the importance of specialization.
- Johan Botha, Practice Lead – Backend & Cloud at Haefele Software
- Guy Coleman, Technical Director at Haefele Software
- Harley Ferguson, Practice Lead – Frontend & Mobile at Haefele Software
- Jonathan Georgeu, Intermediate Software Developer at Haefele Software
- Darian Leonard, Intermediate Software Developer at Haefele Software
Progression to the now
What it means to be a full stack developer
Advice to new developers
- “If I could guide someone today, I would tell them to tinker. Pick up as many things as you can, play with it, build something, try to put it out there.” — Johan Botha
- “If something has to be worked out, it's all in the backend. If something has to be styled or interacted with by the user, it's the frontend.” — Darian Leonard
- “The biggest driving force for me has been what I'm passionate about, and that passion is what's driven me to learn. The key would be to find first what you're passionate about.” — Jonathan Georgeu
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