What's the actual requirements to be called full stack developer? I do front-end, back-end, database, server, my own api's etc. I even have a t-shirt with "Keep calm and hug a printer". I've been doing this for 15 years and would not call me an expert in any part and certainly not privilegied for the full stack title. So what is?
If this was a humblebrag then please shoot me..

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    you need to know both frontend and backend. You don't have to be an expert on either.

    At least in my view.
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    That is what I thought but newer, hipper devs have a different explanation. I cant remember what it is now but something to do with node.
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    Now I remember I was told you can't be full stack unless your ui is mostly a javascript framework. Mine are asp.net mvc so this person said I was not full stack though I do everything from database design, backend code, to UI.
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    Full-stack is working with the entire stack of code with some exclusions. Linux Apache MySQL PHP (LAMP), MongoDB Express.js AngularJS Node.js (MEAN), omakase, etc. Don't let anyone tell you different.
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    @ExcellentSP sounds like I could call myself full stack then, thanks for the support!
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    @georgelynch smells like B's to me!
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    I get asked if I am a full stack developer on phone interviews. I always say that depends on what your definition of full stack developer is. Crickets and no call back for smartasses.
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    I personally see full stack as doing all kinds of stuff from hardware programming upt to frontend stuff.
    But I think full stack is more likely when you know how to use the full stack of your application. Some projects explicitly list their stack which is nothing more than what technologies, frameworks and languages they use for the application/project.
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