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Software Battles – Frontend or Backend Programs?


The topic of frontend vs backend programs is a rivalry as old as time.

Looking across various cedars of life, humans have been known to be in a battle of choice between products, services, or even sometimes activities they are involved in.

For instance, You look into your fridge and your mind is in a state of conflict regarding the cereal brand you should have.

Leading up to crucial choices like what gadget brand you want to opt for. Thus, Leaving behind on its trail the most significant tech brand battle of the decade “ Apple or Samsung”. Well, I will leave you to answer that.

The establishment of technology is largely dependent on software programming, Just like cells that perform specific functions and interact with each other to support the overall functioning of an organism, software programs perform specific tasks and interact with each other to support the overall functioning of a computer or other technological device.

 In The universe of software development, there has been a long age battle waging, many have picked sides without a sign of victory between both warring parties.

On the topic ‘Frontend vs Backend Programs’, who takes the cup? Well, you might want to stick to finding out.

First, I will take us through a bit of discourse.

Now, Imagine you want to build a house. There are two major works that go into it, which are; The construction and decoration of the house.

So the construction, which is usually an unseen part of the house can be parallel to the job of a backend developer. While the decoration and painting that can be interfaced with and admired are parallel to the frontend developer’s job.

What are  Frontend and Backend Programs?

Frontend vs backend programs are both types of software that are used in web development to create websites and web applications.

  Front-end programsExamples of program written for frontend development

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Frontend Programs also known as client-side programs, are responsible for the look and feel of a website, as well as its user interface and user experience. Front-end programs are typically written in front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and they are run on the user’s web browser.





Backend programs 

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Backend programs are responsible for managing the data and logic of a website or web application. Backend devs use server-side backend languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, and .Net to build an application, and tools like MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server to find, save, or change data and serve it back to the user in front-end code. 

While frontend and backend program developers play important roles in creating a website or web application, there may be some competition between them, as they have different areas of expertise and may have different ideas about how a website or web application should be designed and implemented. 

For instance, Frontend and backend programs developers largely have tried to marginalize one of the software for the other.

For instance, A frontend developer thinks his input is more important that his backend counterpart. The backend developer also takes on his arsenal and throws tantrums, saying that without his codes there is no way the frontend programs are useful. However, in most cases, frontend and backend developers work together closely to create a cohesive and functional web application.

Frontend and Backend -The Surprise Attack

an image depicting various frontend and backend programs
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Then of course, while these two are at war. Then there is the Full stack developer, a jack of all trades who has nothing to worry about. I can say this just because I am a senior software engineer myself (Not to brag).

He knows both codes and sees the battle between the other guys as “ Child’s Play”.

Being a full-stack developer has several perks. Some of the perks of being a full-stack developer include the following:

  • Broad expertise: A full-stack developer has a deep understanding of both frontend and backend development, and will be able to work on any part of a website or web application. This makes us a valuable asset to any team and can open up many career opportunities.
  • Greater flexibility: A full-stack developer can adapt to changing requirements and technologies more easily than a specialist who only knows one part of the stack. This makes us more resilient and able to handle a wider range of projects and challenges.
  • Increased earning potential: Full-stack developers are in high demand, and they are often able to command higher salaries and benefits than specialized developers. This can make full-stack development a rewarding and lucrative career choice.
  • Improved problem-solving skills: Being a full-stack developer requires you to think holistically and to consider how different parts of a website or web application interact and affect each other. This can improve your problem-solving skills and make you a more effective and creative developer.

Overall, being a full-stack developer can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice, with many benefits and opportunities.

While the war wages on, There are people like us who have nothing to worry about.

John Adebayo
John Adebayo

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