As consumerism increases so do the need for user-friendly apps. This is where a Full Stack Developer comes into prominence. A Full Stack Developer specialises in both frontend and backend technologies. Companies are always on the lookout for a Full Stack Developer as a single person comes with a variety of skills. This is cost-effective, increases productivity and allows the developer to work independently, without being dependent on anyone.

While FSD continues to be one of the hottest jobs of this century, causing the demand for Full Stack Developers to be continuously on the rise. Along with the tech industry, demands for specialization within the field is also growing. Therefore organisations constantly seek web developers, software engineers and Full Stack developers.

Due to the dynamic nature of this field, it is important for a Full Stack Developer to be updated in the latest technologies & equipped with different programming languages and language stacks like MERN, MEAN, MAMP & LAMP, among many others.

This article discusses top trends in Full Stack Development:

Low Code Development

A front runner in the list of the latest Full Stack Development trends is Low Code Development. As the number of applications and its user increases, low volume code becomes a highly preferable factor. Low code development reduces the volume of code required for an application, therefore ensuring faster delivery of apps with minimum hand-coding. Experts predict that by 2024, 65% of apps will be formed on low-code platforms.

Low Code Development gives a more visual approach to software development. Since FSD is such a dynamic field, changing policies, procedures & regulations make it easier to develop an app on a low code platform.

Some examples of Low Code Development platforms are Budibase & WordPress.

Impact of Artificial Intelligence

According to a PricewaterCoopers report, India observed a 45% increase in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in March 2020. Moreover, Around 70% of enterprises have implemented Artificial Intelligence in some form or the other during the pandemic induced lockdown as compared to 62% last year. There is no doubt that Artificial Intelligence is and will continue to remain one fo the most exciting trends in the coming years. But what is the role of a Full Stack Developer here?

Artificial Intelligence is an important part of businesses as it helps automate several procedures hence reducing the time and effort spent in hiring, communication etc. In order to build an Artificial Intelligence model which best imitates a human skill, that too effectively & without glitches requires a solid background in UI design, big data & software engineering. Here’s where a Full Stack developer will help. Finding skilled people with a specific specialization can be time-consuming and expensive, but having a Full Stack Developer onboard sufficiently increases cost-effectiveness and efficiency as he/she is a one-man army.

Changing Language Trends

There are several programming languages in the world, while some are currently in use, others are obsolete. As a Full Stack Developer, it is preferred that you learn more than one language. Investing the time to understand the concepts and learn programming languages will help hone your skills in software development.

The programming language that you chose to use will have a direct effect on the application that you are developing. It is important that the language picked is compatible with native and hybrid applications. This will ensure that there is no fallback later. Most Full Stack developers prefer working with JavaScript due to its versatility. While JavaScript is considered to be a popular programming language, NodeJS & Angular are some of the most popular frameworks and libraries used by Full Stack developers.

Internet Of Things

Internet of things simply put refers to an amalgamation of various technologies and connecting devices to the internet. Therefore, it refers to objects connected to sensors and technologies in a way that it can interact with and exchange data with other devices over the Internet.

Reports suggest that there are 31 billion IoT devices in the world, which was a mere 7 billion in 2018. With technological advancement, IoT is taking over all of our lives. An IoT Full Stack Developer plays a pivotal role in this by combining the knowledge of frontend technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) with backend technologies (Python, Java). 

An IoT Developer is familiar with collecting data, connecting sensors to implement IoT platforms. They specialise in connecting physical objects or things to the internet, eliminating the need for human intervention.

Blockchain Technologies

Blockchain technology has revolutionised the world by securing and simplifying banking transactions by ensuring tracking and tracing of every transaction ever made. This is a transparent, fast and immutable ledger. The potential of this technology is not restricted to just banking but encompasses industries such as healthcare and insurance.

As businesses get more dependent on information, blockchain technology accelerates the process of delivering information in a manner that is accessible to only ones who have authorization. You can track payments, production, transactions and more in an optimal and cost-effective manner. A blockchain project always needs a Full Stack Developer who will build secure blockchains without interdependency.

Mixed Reality: AR/VR

Mixed reality is a confluence of the physical and the digital world. The blending of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is what we call, Mixed Reality. By mingling the virtual and real-world, one can create a new environment with new visualisations. 

A common example of Mixed reality is Snapchat filters or virtual makeup. It is also widely used in the Gaming and E-learning industry. A Mixed Reality Full Stack Developer has a high scope for a lucrative future. With knowledge in ARKit & ARCore, one can be a successful Mixed Reality Developer.

Progressive Web Application

Progressive web applications are a hybrid of web and mobile applications, hence they are different from traditional applications. This software is designed in a way that it can run on mobile and web platforms without having to build separate websites and applications. 

They can be considered as web pages that are optimised for the web, mobile and various browsers. Since there is a large demand for Progressive Web Applications, there is likewise a high demand for Full Stack Developers as well.

Full Stack development is considered one of the highest paying jobs in India. This is driven by the high demand and lack of skill in the market. Some reports suggest that an average Full Stack Developer’s salary in India is around Rs 9 lakhs per annum. Whereas the starting salary of a fresher would be somewhere around Rs 5-6 lakhs per annum. Hence proving that FSD is lucrative and will help you chart a successful career path.

Come be a part of this tech revolution with Innomatics. Grab the opportunity to be a Full Stack Developer today.