Today, the internet is nothing without websites. Truckloads of information presented to you in one click, in a suave looking manner with impressive visuals and a logical format. Who do you think, makes these gems? The developers. Web developers to be precise. Websites are a vital part of any product or service’s existence in the online marketplace. Now, there are three paths a web developer can take with respect to what knowledge and skills he has acquired. Let’s see each one of them in detail.
Front End Development
Back End Development
So who builds the website? Where is all the data that’s used to make a website stored? In a server which has a database. And that’s where the back end comes in. Back end developers work on the logic of the business. They need to be skilled in different languages like PHP, Java, Python, Oracle, SQL Server, Linux OS, etc. These tools are all used for creating an architecture that translates into the client’s requirements. The need to prepare codes that will technically support the business agenda and provide for a stable backbone on which front end can further work upon. You’re on the Amazon site right now, and it’s showing you recommendations for a pair of shoes you had looked up a few months ago. That’s the work of back end developers where the data is stored and recalled each time the customer returns to the website for a better experience. The person interested in back end development needs to breathe data and love it.
Full Stack Development
The people opting for this are the jack-of-all-trades kind of guys. The name derives from the fact that these people are aware and can work on the entire stack of technologies, to deliver the complete package. Although mastering both takes an ample amount of time and experience, the results are rewarding. Companies nowadays prefer to hire full stack developers to save rising costs of production. Full stack developers need to have both front end and back end skills, meaning right from the entry level responsibilities of setting up the foundation of the website, to setting up a database and to having the creative eye for constructing the user experience. It’s more of a holistic skill base to have.