You must have wondered what the differences are between a Frontend Developer, Backend Developer and a FullStack as a beginner or Web enthusiasts.
In this post, our example will be on Web Applications.
Without further ado let's delve in.🥳
Let's first talk about what leads to being either a Frontend, Backend or Full Stack developer, which is Software Development.
Software development is the process of creating computer software using one or more programming languages.
- Web Development.
- Web Application development.
- Mobile Development. Read more
The simple difference between them is,
Web development is more like building a less interactive software, like a site that simply tells you about a business belovedtwins, while Web Application Development is the creation of a high level interactive web software, e.g facebook or Github.
Knowing this simple difference between Web development and Web application development.
In building Web Applications we should know the 2 parts of a Web Application, which are:
Frontend : in abstract, the frontend of a web application is simply the visible part of the application (User Interface) and more in-depth look is the feel (User Experience) of the web application. The person in charge of this part is called a Frontend Developer.
Backend : this is the logical part of the whole web application system, it is the more critical part of a web app. This include Payment Processing, User Data handling , A.P.I creation(resources meant to be accessed by mobile phones for the Mobile version of the particular web app or other software like Desktop apps.), Frontend integration and so on...
A backend developer handles all data coming from the frontend and the data is being processed, stored, or returned back as information to the user in the Frontend.
Having these 2 skills of a Frontend Developer and a Backend Developer in one person makes him a FullStack Developer😌.
Note: Frontend, Backend and FullStack terminologies in Web Application are also applicable in other Software Development Areas such as Mobile Application.
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