Recently I had the privilege of working with Quincy Larson, the founder of freeCodeCamp. If you don’t know, freeCodeCamp is one of the largest online learning platforms for people to learn to code. With over 2000 hours of free training, people are using freeCodeCamp to learn everything they need to get hired as software engineers or full stack developers. I talked to Quincy to figure out exactly what it takes to become a full stack web developer (this content was edited by me from a video interview and are not direct quotes, with my thoughts in gray).
Full stack web development is when you are in charge of the entire project rather than one particular piece. This means you must be fluent in both front end development and back end development.
What does it take to know the front end for full stack web development?