Well, if the front-end developer takes care of how it looks, then the backend developer’s primary focus is on the server side of the website. The backend consists of 3 parts, the database, the application, and the server. The server side powers websites and apps from behind the scenes. From database migration to API integration, the backend takes care of all of that and more! Going back to the analogy of the restaurant and the diner (the website and the user respectively.) If the diner got there and ordered their food and the waiter/waitress put in your order but came out with no food, it wouldn’t be a pleasant experience. That’s because the backend hosts all the information (food) and without it, the diners will go home hungry. Some responsibilities of backend web developers include but not limited to writing APIs, writing code to interact with the database, creating libraries and much more.
With graduation on the horizon, I look back at all the different coding languages there are. All though there are so many, they are grouped into two categories, the front-end and the back-end. I am not sure where my career will lead me, but I am very confident that with the tools I have, I can thrive in any stack thrown at me.