If you’re new to programming, you’ve probably come across the terms front-end and back-end programming. In this post, we discuss both front-end and back-end programming giving you a better understanding of what is behind each of these terms and how they differ.

Every time you go to a website, you see the result of the work of different professionals (and sometimes one, but more on that later). All you can see with your own eyes is the front-end programming. The front end is used to create the structure of the page, the visuals and to make the site dynamic. What you can’t see, but what is necessary to make the site work, is the back end (internal) programming. We will look at each of these terms in more detail below.

Front End Developer

Front-end programming is not only a technical job but also a creative one. So, to be a front-end developer, you will not only need to know how to write code, but sometimes you will also need to be able to create and adapt the design so that the website is not only visually appealing to the visitor, but also easy to use. The most common languages used for front-end programming are HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, but in addition to programming languages, you’ll also need to know programs such as Photoshop and know how to turn a design into code.

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Back End Developer

Back-end programming requires less artistic flair compared to front-end programming. This usually involves working with servers, applications, and databases. The back-end developers’ main task is to make the website run smoothly and quickly so that it doesn’t slow down in the face of high traffic. Back-end developers usually use Java, PHP, Python, or C# programming languages.

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So, when choosing whether to be a front end or back end developer, it’s worth asking yourself whether you’re more interested in creating something that people will see, or whether you’re more interested in creating structure, design, colour matching, etc., Or whether the most interesting thing for you would be to work with the data, to make sure that the websites are running smoothly and easily.

If you’re struggling to decide, or if you’re attracted to both the front end and the back end, we suggest you try full-stack programming, which combines both the visible and the non-visible parts of your website. This kind of training will give you an idea of what you prefer.

More information about our Web Development (full-stack) Courses can be found HERE