It seems like developers these days have way too many options when it comes to developing an app. With so many existing programming languages and frameworks, it is often difficult to decide which one is the best for a specific app.
The .NET framework is one of many powerful tools for building mobile and web apps. Thanks to its versatility and some of its built-in features, it is a great choice for all sorts of developers. However, this same versatility also makes it difficult to use in the sense that, since it covers a broad scope of software development features, it can be overwhelming.
Luckily, there are developers with the necessary skills to build world-class apps using this framework both for the frontend and backend. In this post we discuss what a full stack .NET Developer is.
What is .NET?
The .NET framework was released by Microsoft in 2002 as an open-source tool for developers, although it is seen by many also as a set of programming guidelines. It was initially considered as an alternative to Java and PHP, although it was originally designed to run on Windows. However, its different platforms can be used on different OS; this is possible thanks to alternatives like Xamarin.
The general framework has the benefit of being able to work with numerous programming languages, including C#, Visual Basic, and F#. Thanks to its powerful compiler it is also compatible with many other languages.
One of the main advantages of this is that it is very friendly for developers. Some of its compatible-friendly languages rank among some of the most popular ones worldwide according to the TIOBE index.
Besides this convenient language compatibility, another of its main features is its huge collection of libraries. As an open-source tool, it has a very large community of developers that have made easily available a wide variety of functions and features for any imaginable project. In particular, it has been strongly used for web development.
As a result, it is common to refer to .NET as a web development tool, although it is also used for building web and mobile apps. Conveniently, developers can easily use it to support both frontend and backend requirements.
Full Stack .Net Development
There is a lot that can be done using .NET. However, this versatility can also be overwhelming for inexperienced developers. That’s why many companies are opting to hire Full Stack .NET Developers, as they can manage tasks related to the frontend and backend of projects. This has become increasingly important in recent years, particularly because of the rise of cloud computing technologies.
As more services are hosted in cloud services, developers are faced with the challenge of building apps that are especially suited for server-side operations. In other words, it isn’t enough to know about the user-facing side of an app. Full stackers are not expected to know everything about frontend and backend, but they should understand what the tools and technologies are and how they need to function properly.
A full stack developer is not expected to have the same knowledge as a specialist. They often act as project managers thanks to their ability to integrate different concepts. They are often faced with the challenge of going beyond development and moving between other aspects of the development processes that are also important. Topics like marketing, quality assurance, business analytics, and DevOps are becoming part of a full stack developer’s normality.
Thanks to the integration of .NET with its cousin, Microsoft’s Azure, apps can easily be integrated into the cloud. For this, a full stack expert is very important. This combination allows for apps to be built in a secure way, delivering an easy deployment while taking care of potential versioning issues that can arise.
In years to come, it is expected that the market will demand more Full Stack .NET Developers. Cloud-based apps are becoming the norm for many industries, and this will demand developers who know how to integrate the different areas of the software development process.
Wrapping It Up
The .NET framework is here to stay for years to come. For many, it seems that only now are we starting to see its real potential thanks to Microsoft’s other products. For others, its usefulness has long been established.
At Koombea we have more than 12 years of experience building apps. Our team of Full Stack .NET Developers know the elements to consider in order to make a great engaging app.
If you’d like to learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you build that outstanding .NET based app, contact us for a free consultation.