Should You Hire a Fullstack Developer or a DevOps

It was not a long time ago when developers were required to know everything about software stack development. They were often well versed in multiple programming languages and concepts since that is what the majority of the market demanded. App deployment and management were and up to some extent even at present are mostly an in-house activity, with outsourcing being a rare scenario.

1. How Complex is Your Software Stack?

Although it pays to hire an expert for every step of your software development, if your development team still makes use of legacy frameworks then it makes no sense to go for DevOps Engineers.

2. What is your Target Agility?

Agility is defined as the ability of the development process to be able to change on demand. In other words, it is the ability of the software to swap out one component of the software stack for another whenever needed.

3. What is Your Development Budget?

This one is simple enough. If your budget allows you to hire multiple developers at the same time, then it makes sense to go for a team that can handle any sort of requirement you throw their way.

4. What Degree of Scalability do you Need?

Scalability turns out to the biggest problem of businesses once odds are defied, and widespread acceptance of technology follows. This is often the case with digital platforms, such as online marketplaces or social media, where a large number of signups and interactions take place.


By now you might be clear about the type of hiring to go ahead with. To sum it up, a full stack developer works well with bundled requirements and a DevOps fares better during specific requirements, especially when agility is needed. It all depends on your company’s aims and goals that need to be met. As long as both of these are under check, there is nothing wrong with either of the Development processes.

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