Front end vs Back end
If you’re new to web development, you have probably heard about the two terms Front end and Back end, and you might be confused about the difference and what they do. In this article, we are going to explain both of them.
Front end are programming languages that control how things look in a website which involves images, content, and structure of a website which are features that are directly viewed and accessed by the end-user. So when a company is looking for a front end developer, they are looking for someone who will be responsible for everything you see like an architect who designs a building.
- Bootstrap (HTML & CSS framework)
Skills front end developers need:
As we mentioned above, front end developers are responsible for a website’s aesthetics, although sometimes they don’t have to work from scratch. In some companies, they hire both a web-designer (he is responsible for the design) and a front end developer, in this case, the front end developer for coding the design only. Here are some of the required skills required to be a front end developer:
- A good understanding of front end programming languages
- Able to make a design responsive
- Knowledge of testing and debugging
- Knowledge of front end tools and features like CMS, APIs, and frameworks
Back end programming languages define and handle how a website works. Back end addresses server-side processes, logic and data flow through the website. In a nutshell, Back end languages handle what you don’t see. A good example of this is when you search for a product on a website, back end languages are responsible for searching for the database for data on the item and returning it back to your browser.
There are a lot of Back end programming languages such as Ruby, Python, PHP, Java. And like front end, back end has a lot of frameworks such as:
- Laravel (PHP framework)
- Django (Python framework)
- Ruby on Rails (Ruby framework)
Skills Back end developers need:
Back end developers are responsible for making the website work through the back end language. They are also responsible for monitoring how the website is performing and implementing updates to improve functionalities. A back end developer is not limited to working on a website. He can work as a Software engineer or an IOS developer. Here are some of the required skills required to be a Back end developer:
- Good knowledge of database systems and manipulation languages (mostly SQL)
- Knowledge in Back end development languages such as Java, PHP, and python
- Knowledge of security compliance
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of Back end frameworks
Front end developers control how a website looks for the end-user and back-end developers are responsible for the server side processes and integrating them with the work of the front-end developers. We hope that you have a clear understanding of front-end and back end development and know the difference between them.