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The Full Stack Developer

Your Essential Guide to the Everyday Skills Expected of a Modern Full Stack Web Developer

Authors: Northwood, Chris

  • The only book on full stack development that covers the 'soft' skills you need to be a successful full stack developer 
  • Explains the underlying concepts of programming examples that will remain relevant as the web evolves
  • Written by Chris Northwood, Senior Engineer for BBC Research & Development - this is the book he wishes he had when he started his career
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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4152-3
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Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4151-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Understand the technical foundations, as well as the non-programming skills needed to be a successful full stack web developer. This book reveals the reasons why a truly successful full stack developer does more than write code. 

You will learn the principles of the topics needed to help a developer new to agile or full stack working—UX, project management, QA, product management, and more— all from the point of view of a developer. Covering these skills alongside the fundamentals and foundations of modern web development, rather than specifics of current technologies and frameworks (which can age quickly), all programming examples are given in the context of the web as it is in 2018.

Although you need to feel comfortable working on code at the system, database, API, middleware or user interface level, depending on the task in hand, you also need to be able to deal with the big picture and the little details. The Full Stack Developer recognizes skills beyond the technical, and gives foundational knowledge of the wide set of skills needed in a modern software development team.  

What You'll Learn

  • Plan your work including Agile vs Waterfall, tools, scrum, kanban and continuous delivery
  • Translate UX into code: grids, component libraries and style guides
  • Design systems and system architectures (microservices to monoliths)
  • Review patterns for APIs (SOAP, AJAX, REST), defining API domains, patterns for REST APIs and more API goodness
  • Study the various front-end design patterns you need to know
  • Store data, what to consider for security, deployment, in production and more

Who This Book Is For

New graduates or junior developers who are transitioning to working as part of a larger team structure in a multi-disciplinary teams and developers previously focused on only front-end or back-end dev transitioning into full stack. 


About the authors

Chris Northwood is a Senior Engineer working for BBC Research & Development, the research arm of the world's largest public service broadcaster. With a career starting out with Computer Science degrees from the University of York (BEng) and the University of Sheffield (MSc), Chris has worked at major organisations including ThoughtWorks & the University of Oxford, as well as freelance work. He wrote this book distilling the information he learnt over his career as it's the book he wishes he had when he started.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4152-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4151-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Full Stack Developer
Book Subtitle
Your Essential Guide to the Everyday Skills Expected of a Modern Full Stack Web Developer
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Chris Northwood
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4152-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4152-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4151-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 348
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
Topics