If you’re not Yoruba, I really apologize for the title of this newsletter..but there’s a routine to my craziness and you’ll understand me pretty soon.
Today, the disco light is shining on full-stack developers, and for good reason. We’ve been talking about frontend and backend devs since forever. Izz their time to shine.
Anyway, about the title of the newsletter today. Honestly, that was the first thing that came to my mind when I thought of writing about full-stack developers.
All those street traders that sell insecticides with wheelbarrows and usually have a loudspeaker that wails this line all day:
‘Come and see the thing wey dey kill mosquito well, well..O payan, o pe fon, o 'something something’, o pa alatakun..otapiapia’
“Come and see this thing that kills mosquitoes very well. It kills cockroaches, it kills mosquitoes, it kills spiders. Poison”
If you grew up in Nigeria, you should’ve heard this popular jingle on the streets.
Anyway, I say this because it’s somehow similar to the job description of full stack developers. These guys do everything when it comes to web development. It’s like a Jack-of-all-trades situation.
Full-stack developers handle everything: servers, databases, systems, APIs designs. Everything really.
They were the one’s Olamide was referring to when he said;
“She carry front,
she carry back…she too package….” 😭😭🤧🤧
Anyway, like I said before, we’ve talked about frontend and backend, so I’ll just go into databases for now. Thinking about it sef, I touched a bit on SQL previously, but don’t worry, we’ll run this.
So, as with every sector of anything in tech or development, there are a number of databases, but I’ll just talk about a few of them.