What is Backend Development?
Backend development is the server side development, which is generally regarded as the skills that power the web. These are the code that’s never seen by the users and they take action behind the scenes. Backend development focuses on functionality aspects, and how the site works.
Backend and frontend development work hand in hand to deliver the desired products to the user. The user experience and user interface is covered by the frontend development where as the backend development gives life to the web application connecting the web to the database and taking care of the user connections.
What else can you do with backend development?
Backend development also involves writing application program interfaces (APIs) - which are tools for building software apps. Backend is also widely used in creating libraries and other components that do not include user interfaces.
What are some types of backend development languages?
Backend development is separated into two types;
- Object Oriented (OOP): this type focuses on objects and is executed in a specific order. Widely used languages that fall into this type are Java, .NET, and Python.
- Functional: this type is the action-based one, more often used in data science, where execution of statements can be in any order. Widely used languages that fall into this type are SQL, F#, and R.
How does backend development work?
Backend development is all about the combination of a server, a database and an application. It is the backend code that forms the link between the database and the app. With its main focus on the server side of development, the backend is what gives life to an application.
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