Co-founder @ Stepinsight
Software development has its own unique language that can leave the average person feeling confused when talking to developers. However, you must understand these
terms so you can communicate with developers effectively. Effective communication leads to high-quality software development and means you get the perfect
for your business. Today we're focusing on demystifying the language around the front end and back end development. Let's take a look.
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The front end, or client-side, is everything that the user can see and interact with. Things like the layout of the website or app, the fonts and colours used,
contact forms, menus, and so on, would all be considered the front end because they are all part of the user interface.The back end, or server-side, refers
infrastructure that's working behind the scenes to run the website or application. Users don't have any sight of the back end, but it's still critical for the
software to function. This infrastructure can refer to servers, databases, or frameworks that communicate with the front end to deliver information to the
To break front end vs back end down into even simpler terms: If the system was a car, the front end would be the seats, steering wheel, and gear stick. The backend
would be the engine, the gearbox, and wheels. The driver interacts with the front end (delivering data) and the backend processes this data and puts it into action.
It's important to understand the distinction between these two terms so you can keep the conversation focused on your development goals and have greater control over
the development process. There's little point in talking to a front end developer about what server size you need. Likewise, there's little point talking to a
back end developer about the layout of your application. This only applies when a developer is a dedicated front end or back end developer. In recent years there's
been a push for "full-stack" developers. These are developers who are skilled in front and back end development.
These lists of terms aren't exhaustive but rather meant as a quick crash course in front end and back end development terms.
Use these new knowlege to work with us and create your very first custom software.
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