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Introduction to Full-Stack Engineer Career Path

The first steps to earning yourself a full-stack engineering job.

1

Overview of Web Software Development

Be introduced to the field of software development on the web.

2

Fundamentals of HTML

Learn to build a structure for a website using HTML.

3

Fundamentals of CSS

Learn how to apply styles to HTML documents using CSS.

4

Developing Websites Locally

Get acquainted with the tools used to build websites outside the Codecademy IDE.

5

Deploying Websites

Learn how to deploy websites using GitHub Pages and the command line.

6

Improved Styling with CSS

Use intermediate-level CSS to customize styles and implement navigation elements.

7

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Become a Full-Stack Engineer

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This path comes with our guide to becoming a Full-Stack Engineer

Get ready for your new career. We've mapped out the journey, step by step.

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As a jack of all trades (and master of quite a few), a full-stack engineer can get a project done from start to finish. In this Career Path, you’ll begin with the front-end, move on to the back-end, then learn to connect the two. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the well-rounded skills needed to enter this in-demand job market.

About this Career Path

  • Get in-depth knowledge: Learning to code means more than just memorizing syntax. Instead, we help you think like a real programmer.
  • Get a helpful roadmap: Like a career advisor, we guide you through each step. You’ll learn the right thing at the right time, all in one place.
  • Get hired: Learn how to tackle interview questions and code challenges asked at companies like Google and Amazon.

Beginner

Skill level

$120,000

Average salary (US)

82,000+

Recent learners

50 units • 96 projects • 168 lessons

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Projects you’ll build

Build Your Own Reddit App

Use real data from the Reddit API and display it using React and Redux.

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Create Your Own E-Commerce App

Make a full-stack e-commerce app that lets users register accounts, browse products, and make purchases.

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Analyze Real-World Text Message Data

Use natural language processing techniques and libraries to analyze real text message data.

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Back-End Engineer

Back-end developers deal with the hidden processes that run behind the scenes, building APIs and databases.

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Beginner friendly, 121 lessons

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Full-Stack Engineer – learn interactively

Learn both front-end and back-end development. Cover all the topics that expensive bootcamps teach (and more). Get the well-rounded skills and portfolio needed to start your career as a Full-Stack Software Engineer.

Includes JavaScript, Node.JS, SQL, Express.JS, React, TDD, and more...

Build portfolio-ready projects, websites, and apps on your own

Finish in 4-8 months with a certificate of completion

Not just videos – Write code live in our interactive platform

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Career paths teach you exactly what you need to start a new career.

Curated by our team of experts, career paths contain a collection of courses, projects, prep for technical interviews, and more. By the end, you'll be ready to start interviewing for entry-level jobs in the career of your choice.

What is a Codecademy career path?

The "stack" in full-stack refers to a developer’s tech stack, which is a combination of programming languages and skills a developer uses to build an application or project.

In this case, a full-stack engineer’s tech stack has both front-end and back-end programming languages, libraries, frameworks, APIs, and other tools.

What does the “stack” in full-stack mean?

Full-stack engineers know a bit of both front-end and back-end engineering. More than that, they understand how both pieces work together so they can create the communication between the two and work on projects from start to finish.

What do full-stack engineers do?

It’s helpful for full-stack developers to know HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Express.js, SQL, and PostgreSQL to get started in the field. This career path will help you build all of these important skills.

What programming languages do full-stack engineers need to know?

There aren't any prerequisites to taking the Full-Stack Engineer career path, but it helps to have an understanding of programming fundamentals.

What do I need to know before taking this career path?

Yes. You’ll learn important interview skills and practice common code challenges that will help you land an entry-level job.

Will this career path help me prepare for a full-stack engineering job?

Full-stack developers know a bit of both front-end and back-end engineering, so they can complete a project on their own from start to finish.

Front-end developers manage the parts of websites and applications that users see and interact with.

Back-end developers are responsible for all of the hidden systems and servers that host and support websites and applications.

How is back-end engineering different from front-end or full-stack?

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