How to become a Full Stack Web Developer?

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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.

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 Web 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 2021 and many more.

Who is a Full Stack Web Developer?

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. 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 that 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.

Steps to become a full stack developer

Step 1: Research and understand the skills you require

Here’s a list to help you along:

  • HTML 
  • CSS
  • Javascript (ReactJS/ ViewJS)
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Java
  • Object-Oriented Programming

Step 2: Start with HTML and CSS

These two skills are the basic skills you require to become a Full Stack developer. 

HTML is a front end development language that helps you add content and give basic structure to a Website. CSS is a designing language that is used to design websites and web applications. It must have become obvious to you why these languages are necessary in Full Stack development.

Step 3: Learn Javascript and Choose an in Demand Framework

Javascript is one of the most important skills required as it branches out into both front-end and backend. This is where your transformation into a full stack developer begins. 

However, even though the job requires you to be an all-rounder, it’s best to pick an in-demand framework. 

“React Js and View Js are the most in-demand frameworks. AngularJs is still required as many old companies still use it, but it is slowly dying” 

Harsha Vardhan, Senior Full Stack Developer at Verzeo

Step 4: Take a Certification course based on projects

Although self-learning is the key when it comes to being a full stack developer, there are many topics that can go amiss. A comprehensive online course can outline all the necessary topics and will help guide you properly.

Most online courses are taken by mentors who are veterans of the industry and hence they will have insights and valuable knowledge of corporate structures and the work environments. Their tips and tricks will be invaluable assets for your future.

A project that you complete can go a long way in helping you build your portfolio as recruiters care more about results and experience than your degree. A project certification can will therefore be an useful addition to your resume

Check out this Full Stack development online course for more information

Step 5: Take up Insterships and be part of more projects

This will be the toughest yet most rewarding part of your journey to becoming a Full on, Full time, Full stack developer. Internships can be gruelling, but it will give you all the hands-on experience required to move forward in your career. 

Also during the time you take up internships, make sure you do your own small side projects. This is time to be hungry for knowledge and you must grab it from wherever you can.

Step 6: Show, Don’t tell by Building a portfolio

With enough completed internships and projects, you will have an attractive resume to show your experience. Building a portfolio should be the next thing on your agenda as it will help you to display your skills without having to talk about them. 

(Maintaining a portfolio over a long period of time will also help you gauge how much you’ve grown over the years)

Step 7: Build communication skills and prepare well for interviews

It is very important to have communication skills no matter what position you are working in. Interviews are not only conducted to test your technical proficiency, but also to see how effectively you can communicate your thoughts and ideas to others. 

This is very essential, especially for a Full Stack developer who often becomes the glue between the front-end and the back-end. 

(Good communication skills however does not mean that you need to have an impressive vocabulary. One must just have the ability to convey their thoughts in a clear and precise manner.)

Skills Required to Become a Full Stack Web Developer

A Full Stack Developer’s 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
  • Databases
  • Development Programming
  • Version Control System
  • Web Application Architecture

Also Read: Web Developer Project Ideas for Beginners

Job Description of a Full Stack Web Developer

So when you’ll be applying for jobs as a Full Stack Developer, the job description that you 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

Salary Trends in 2021

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.

Also Read: Web Developer Salary in India


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.

Learn all about Full Stack Web Development with Verzeo’s Mentorship and certification programs. Learn the A-Z about Full-Stack Web Development and be industry-ready with skills and certificates ratified by eminent international universities and companies like Microsoft.

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