Anyone else HATE the word “full stack developer” in a lot of tech/LinkedI blog posts? the ONLy time I personally feel it is applicable is when it is being used to describe a developer in a specified domain— or more appropriately— for a specific company.

Ie: Amazon is ran by Java, SQL, and AWS for the most part right? so a full stack developer at Amazon would be competent in those “tech stacks”. However— when I see the word “full stack developer” used as a job title to describe broad categories

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Hey if the title brings a salary bump I say embrace it. Somehow I don’t think my salary would be quite the same if it was “note taking bitch” lol


LOOLLL PM1 you deffo have a point, I think titles mean more than we realize

[cont] It’s just ridiculous.. and upsets me for whatever reason


Just means you claim to be able to handle both backend and frontend work. No more, no less. Don't see a problem. Think it's obvious enough that not a single soul will know how to work with every tech stack ever.

If someone is a full stack developer, I see them more as a sys dev who’s focused on breadth. Also, AWS is a large collection of services and various stacks.

Ya it is I know. But for the most part that’s the stack.
Ford is the land of: c# (Microsoft sync)/ c++ (Argo), unity (infotainment systems), and powershell scripts to run on all these Microsoft based systems (or “Microsoft adjacent” with unity since unity runs on windows)

Of course there are other tech stacks in both company’s, but based on my job searching and interviewing with all sorts of company’s lately (including Amazon — so i know they’re all bout Java there ha) I’m learning the high level tech stacks at these company’s.

Both ford and Amazon have iOS developers too, it’s not “in the spotlight” I’d say as much as their core products. Is my thought process. But ya — THIS conversation exactly is why the term “full stack engineer” is just ridiculous to me.

I have never actually been a “full stack developer” on my official job title, always just SWE. I know people use it to describe backend and front end, but if we want to get technical the “full stack” ranges all the way from the tiny silicon transistors all the way up to the client’s monitor lol.

I don't care for it, but sometimes it's needed to fulfill job descriptions.

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