What Does A Front-End Developer Do?
What Is Back-End Development?
Front-end development is just the tip of the iceberg visible above the surface. However, it’s the back-end development where all the magic happens. Basically, front-end development is everything that visitors can see on a website, and back-end development is how the website works, changes, and updates. The back end of most websites consists of a server, an application, and a database. Back-end development is building and maintaining the technology that powers the front-end side of the website that users see and interact with.
All dynamic websites like blogs, Facebook, and even Google Maps rely heavily on back-end development since their content is constantly changing and updating. The web server delivers a request to the application for specific information, the application looks up the information in the database and puts together a page with the appropriate information.
Back-end developers are mostly in charge of things like security, structure and content management. They generally know and can use languages like HTML and CSS, but that’s definitely not their focus. Instead, back-end developers use languages like Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, and .Net to build an application, and tools like MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Oracle to access, save, or edit data and serve it back to the visitor.
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