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Full Stack Developers/Engineers

History

The career of full stack developer/engineer as we know it today emerged in the mid-to-late 2000s as technology tools became more simple to use and developers were able to begin building applications and Web sites from start to finish. This was a change from the early days of software development when each member of the development team had specialized, siloed responsibilities. Today, the work of full stack developers allows one person to tackle small projects alone or to serve as the go-to expert when problems arise on larger projects.

There is great need for full stack developers today. Robert Half Technology, an IT staffing firm, recently included full stack developers on its list of technology careers that are in strong demand. Industries where demand is strongest for these professionals include health care, financial services, technology, and manufacturing and distribution.

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