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The Classics

Back-End Development

Back-end development focuses on servers, applications and databases. Developers build and maintain the technology that powers those three components using a multitude of programming languages, libraries and other existing software. For complex websites that require features outside of front-end capabilities, back-end development is a necessity.

Solution Sliders

A solution stack is a group of essential software that works together so often it is referred to by a name that represents the whole rather than each separate component. Typically, this name is an acronym that refers to each individual piece of the stack. These subcomponents are usually unrelated, but work in tandem to provide one fully functioning software solution.

Signature Stacks

The term “stack” refers to a collection of programming languages, software and tools that work together to create a digital end product or solution, like websites, applications or even programs that are incorporated by a larger technology platform.

Get Stacking

In Web development, three stacks – front-end, back-end and full-stack – are used to describe the role of a developer as he or she crafts an end product. More and more tech professionals are choosing to work with both front-end and back-end stacks to increase their versatility and broaden their skill sets, becoming full-stack developers.

Front-End Development

This type of software development involves all the parts of a website that a user can see and interact with. In designing a site, the goal of front-end developers is to make sure that the format is easy to read and navigate.

Full-Stack Development

If software developers are “full-stack,” they are comfortable working with both back-end and front-end technology. This means that they have a specialized knowledge of all software development stages. These developers have the skills to work with various components of each type of development, including databases, HTML, JavaScript, CSS and more.

Websites are made up of many different technologies, which can often change based on both needs and natural evolution. When developers are looking to enhance a website with new features or even reduce tech components to something more efficient, they may look past the standard solution stacks into something customized to suit their specific needs.

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Read our guide to stacks, including a static infographic, on The Software Guild blog here