Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted artist. At the same time he possessed a very sharp scientific mind. Very few people at that time could combine both skills, and that’s why he is an icon of the Renaissance age.

Today’s pale equivalent of the Renaissance man would be the full stack developer. Traditionally, it took two sets of workers to build a website. One would focus on the front end, the aesthetic elements that determined how the site appeared to users. The other would take care of the back end components. These included interactions with the database and other technical processes that happened under the hood.

The full stack developer can take care of all the layers of technology — the stacks — required to build a fully interactive website.

Other interesting terms…