The Death of the Full Stack Developer

CascadiaJS 2019

Johnny Ray Austin

VP of Engineering, Till

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Death

What's a Full Stack Engineer?

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What's a Stack?

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2005 Stack

Browsers and servers

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2005 Front End Was Basic

Browsers didn't do much

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2005 Back End Was Queen

Servers did everything?

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2019 Front End Is...

HTML(5)/CSS/JavaScript

Web Workers

Audio/Video

WebRTC

Web Sockets

Responsive Web Development

Offline

Notifications

Location Services

WebGL

Frameworks

Frameworks

FRAMEWORKS

HTTP2

Webpack

Databases

Transpilation

Data Modeling

Advanced State Management

SPAs

The Browser is a Platform

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Mobile Devices

Everywhere

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Mobile Applications

Expectations

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Mobile is Part of the Stack

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Wearables

Not insignificant

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Internet of Things (IoT)

HCI Innovation

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Desktop

Still a thing

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The "Client"

Not so basic

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2019 Back End

Better abstractions

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Containers

Your OS is just another dependency

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Orchestration

OMFG

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I Was Wrong About Serverless

Shipping business logic > shipping servers

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Data

Eee-Tee-El

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What's a Stack in 2019?

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The Browser Platform

Including mobile browsers

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Mobile Applications

The array of accompanying sensors and distribution

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Wearable Tech

Smart watches and goofy glasses

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IoT

And accompanying HCI

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The Desktop

Still here

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Traditional Back End Applications

Application (web) servers

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Container-Based ApplicationsĀ 

And the corresponding orchestration

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Serverless Back End

And the accompanying infrastructure declaration DSL

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Now What?

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I'm About to Get Very Manager

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Hire For Strengths

Not lack of weaknesses

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I'm Not Unreasonable

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Scale Your Hiring Needs Along Side Your Product Needs

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Be Specific About Your Needs

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Focus Facilitates Growth

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Where are the Juniors?

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This Isn't for Everyone

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Thank You!

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Death of the Full Stack Engineer

By Johnny Ray Austin

Death of the Full Stack Engineer

My talk for CascadiaJS 2019

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