Full Stack Web Development Consultant

Full stack

Finding the
right Full Stack
Web Development
Consultant

A full-stack consulting developer is often expected to be a black belt in everything from UX to UI design to project management to Agile processes and even coding. But of course, that’s a pretty tall ask. What you should be looking for is an in-depth and nuanced understanding of each aspect of the process, how they all impact the outcome of a software or application development project, and how each needs to come together.

Here are the areas of competency and oversight you should expect from a modern full-stack developer in today’s ever-changing software development landscape:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Overseeing the entire flow is perhaps their largest responsibility. Those in the full-stack consulting job description will likely find and employ specialists to complete many or all stages throughout the software development project. Still, the key is how well they work with clients, colleagues, designers, and coders to complete a project on time and at budget. Setting timelines, making infrastructure decisions, coordinating internal buy-off on various phases, and making sure everything is compliant are essential skills.

UI/UX DESIGN

UI and UX design is a core competency, as this will affect the application’s end-user experience. As the actual UX and UI designs are configured, a working full-stack consultant will have to ensure the UX and UI designs represent the end user’s needs and facilitate the rest of the team’s needs concerns. Expect them to be on top of the best practices in these areas to avoid anything going off the rails in the early phases.

FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT

This phase is often referred to as the “client-side” development. Again, it will usually involve typical programming language browsers such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JavaScript frameworks like React or Aurelia. The job description of a front-end consulting full-stack developer is essentially a web designer with experience creating websites and applications that can be interacted with and viewed in any web browser and mobile device. Alongside consulting and design, working with clients and offering support is our expertise.

BACK-END DEVELOPMENT

Back-end development pertains to all the software that runs on servers, such as applications and API's that will power your app or website. Various backend languages include Ruby, Python, and Java, as well as others. However, another key aspect of the full stack developer job description is to work with and create databases, which will entail working knowledge of the programming language SQL, used to run servers. Our back-end full-stack team has experience working with the behind-the-scenes technology, including internal architecture and databases, to build your website to its fullest potential.

DEVOPS KNOWLEDGE

DevOps knowledge is the crucial phase where code is taken from a cloud-based repository like GitHub and put into production. Sometimes this means installing operating systems or managing the complex set of dependencies as your codebase grows. Depending on your company’s paradigm, various engineering specialists might be deployed to fine-tune and tweak the code to be ready for showtime. Down the road, you might want to work with your full stack developer team to apply various App Lifestyle Management tools to update and sculpt the application over time.

Controlling project costs

A truly seasoned full-stack developer with extensive experience will conduct a thorough inventory of all the goals and variables, using this information to keep check costs. They’ll be working diligently to outline them all at the onset of the project for maximum transparency. The project’s full costs will include not just the development of the software or applications but also implementing it within your company. Other variables include:

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  • COMPLEXITY

    If your full-stack consulting goals involve complex functionality and advanced coding, extra personnel and development time will be required, but your full-stack consultant will advise.

  • SCALE

    Every business has different scalability requirements that need to be identified and scoped for as you flesh out your project. For example, are your full-stack design applications intended to serve the needs of 10 users or 10 million? Does your data need to be available for use and responsive across the globe?

  • IMPLEMENTATION

    Depending on the time a full-stack developer needs to write code for each screen, your costs will vary proportionally. If a social app development only needs 4-5 user screens, but a business platform requires 20-30, your full stack developer will detail how those equal very different budgets and timelines.

  • MAINTENANCE

    Reaching MVP (minimum viable product) is often just the first phase of any full-stack web development project. Updates in business processes, regulations, and requests for new features usually require using additional coding.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE

    An expert consulting full-stack developer of experience will not just build your custom software solution but advise on how best to house it as well. The modern solution is typically to host it in the cloud. While these costs vary, it’s usually to your financial advantage, but your full-stack consulting developer can provide cost analysis comparisons for different solutions.

The Baytech difference

As a premiere full stack development company, one of our key differentiators is that we never use offshore resources. This allows us to maximize quality control while still offering first class services at competitive rates. We get the job done right the first time, so costly rewrites don’t come up later. As an agile mid-sized full stack vendor, we focus on maintaining an efficient team of highly trained and dedicated engineers.

A long tradition of success

Originally founded in 2007, Baytech has provided full-stack development solutions for companies of all sizes, from small technology start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across various industries, totaling more than 100 separate projects.

With a team of more than 15 highly skilled software architects on site, we never rely on using offshore developers for our full-stack design. Our founders Bryan and Jeff, have tackled nearly every challenge imaginable in the industry and have the experience to find and guide you to the efficient, effective and successful solution you’re looking for from a full stack development company.

Learn more about our history here.

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Avoiding project failure

Building robust and effective full-stack software solutions are fraught with potential obstacles. But by taking every conceivable precaution, it’s easier to avoid an unsatisfactory result. Aligning on expectations, timelines, and logistics with your full-stack developer is 90% of the battle. To reach your expectations, we work with our clients to make sure they have the right support team on their end to ensure long-term viability. Be aware of the following factors:

Planning

UPFRONT PLANNING

Your full-stack developer team needs to have the consulting experience to know your goals, desired customers, estimated budget, and your approval process up-front to stay on track and avoid surprises.

Deadlines

DEADLINES

Suppose your full-stack developer of experience feels the proposed timing is unrealistically tight to provide the best full-stack development services. In that case, they will likely recommend a different timeline to avoid a disappointing final product.

Iterative process

ITERATIVE PROCESS

With a full-stack company that believes in an iterative development process, you’ll get to see multiple iterations of the software and applications as you go, allowing check-ins throughout and support. The regular build of deliverables and demos ensure a healthy awareness of development progress and a consistent feedback loop, so there are no surprises.

Communication

COMMUNICATION

To build software involves constant back and forth and consulting experience. With your commitment to eliminating lag-time and providing smooth, efficient, timely feedback throughout, we can complete your full-stack project on time and budget.

Modernizing older technology

As your company evolves, you will find that system upgrades to your full-stack design are completely expected–and indeed inevitable. Common reasons for upgrading are:

1) The diminishing return of paying to maintain and make changes to existing technology.

2) Changing government regulations force you to adapt.

3) An older system isn't performing well or just looks outdated. But a truly seasoned full-stack developer has seen them all and will be able to propose a solution.

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WHEN TO KEEP YOUR EXISTING SOLUTION:

If you’ve invested a lot of money into your full-stack system and it meets your needs, from our consulting experience, there’s probably no reason to upgrade just because something is new and shiny. Even if performance starts to slow down, you can purchase more modern hardware, archive data sooner, or rewrite a portion of the code and break it out into its own microservice on newer technology. Our consulting full-stack developer team has the experience to support you with the process.

WHEN TO START FROM SCRATCH:

If the system you're using isn't working to meet your needs, it's probably time to upgrade. If performance is starting to slow down and is unfixable, our consulting company full-stack developer team have the experience to support you through the design and work process.

If the new technology will:

  • Increase productivity
  • Improve customer engagement
  • Improve communication
  • Improve ease of maintenance
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve performance and scalability
  • Improve security

A smarter collaboration process

After nearly 15 years of successful projects in full-stack development, we’ve learned that the best results begin with us all being on the same page at the start. As a company of consulting full stack developer experience, we go out of our way to get to support you and know your goals, end-users, logistics, variables, and timelines as deeply as possible before we begin. The more we know upfront, the less backtracking later. Here’s our 5-step action plan:

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DISCOVERY

The first phase is the meeting of the minds. Here’s where we get to know your vision, find out how it aligns with our skills and experience, and truly do our homework as we go about our full-stack development business process. Our founders oversee every step for quality control.

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ESTIMATE

We kick off each project with an upfront agreement on cost and timing. We’ll offer a plan for full-stack design work that will be truly worth the business investment, providing specific details about what you can hold us accountable for at each phase during the experience.

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ARCHITECT

Our principal skillset as a full stack development company resides here. Our team of experience gets to work, using only in-house developers, applying the right tools and strategies to make your full-stack developer project successful. And our online project management technology portal provides transparency throughout the process.

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BUILD

Here’s where our full-stack developer and architect team bring your vision to reality. We loop in your team, give them the reigns, get real-time feedback, and adjust to make sure you get the most from your new custom applications and use them to their potential. With our consulting experience, we offer you support every step of the way.

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LAUNCH

We’ll be right beside you as you bring your solution into the technology world. This is where you and your customers will truly reap the benefits of working with a consulting full stack development company. And as your company grows, we can help you make updates to keep things running at peak efficiency.

Case Studies

A quick overview of some of our full stack web developments for recent clients:

A range of industry experience

We’ve completed full stack web development services for the following industries:

Advertising

Healthcare

Software

Gaming

Start ups

Telecommunications

Real-estate

Finance

Education

Satisfied clients

Ultimately, as full stack web development company, we only succeed if you do. With each full stack web development we’ve completed in our long history, we want each client so satisfied they gladly recommend us to their industry friends. We’re as obsessive about our services as you are about your company’s mission. And since most of our future business comes from satisfied customers, your satisfaction is our number one priority. If you’re happy, we’re happy.

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