The Definitive Guide to Back End Development

By  Maham Qasim

November 16, 2021 1:57 pm EST

When you start learning how to code, it’s natural that the first programming language you learn is a front-end coding language. After all, understanding HTML and CSS gives developers a leg up when starting because everything they create will ultimately have some sort of outside effect on their users or customers.

However, once programmers have enough experience working with front-end languages to know their limitations, they are often moved towards back end development. Unlike front end programming, where the final product is visible on a user’s screen to interact with, backend coding takes place behind the scenes in the background of applications and websites.

What is back end development?

Back end development is a necessary evil that’s essential to the success of your company.

Many people think it has something to do with computers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth–backend work goes into making sure everything runs smoothly at every level: customer service representatives answering emails or chats live as soon as they come in; orders being processed quickly, so products don’t sit on shelves waiting for someone who doesn’t want them anymore; shipment tracking numbers getting communicated efficiently between retailers and shipping companies – even if you’re buying internationally! The list could go on and on.

What are the common backend languages?

Some of the most popular backend programming languages include PHP, C++, Java, Python, Ruby etc., but there are hundreds to learn.

Pros and Cons of Back End Development

In short, back end development is a necessity for any modern company or website, but it’s only the beginning! Once you’ve created your code on one platform–whether that be as simple as HTML/CSS or something more complex like Ruby –you’ll need to make sure it works on every other platform, too. This is where things can get complicated!

Sometimes you’ll need to do some extra research or debugging if your code isn’t working the way it should be. On the bright side, you’ll be able to get paid based on what you’ve learned–every programmer’s dream!

The role of a backend developer

The role requires expertise in software engineering such as object-oriented programming languages like Java; network protocols, especially TCP/IP networks related to remote access services through firewalls etc.; server technologies including operating systems Linux & Windows Server respectively SQL database engines MySQL Oracle DBMS XDBase File System API Library AS.

The backend developer plays a critical role in the development of any website. The person’s responsibilities will vary depending on their level. Still, they are usually responsible for all aspects related to processing and managing data and writing code that interfaces with other applications such as those dealing with finance or HR systems, etcetera.

Tips for succeeding as a newbie in this field 

A newbie in the world of backend development is someone who has never written a line of code. This can be intimidating, but you need to take steps, if only so that your experience will go as smoothly and quickly for yourself as possible! 

1) Learn how computers work. Your brain is the most complicated machine in existence. Still, it operates on logical steps similar to what you would do at home or work with software programs like Microsoft Excel (or anything else). This way of thinking about things helps when coding because so many variables can affect outcomes- depending entirely upon user input! 

2) Get some experience before trying out full time as an engineer; this will give employers insight into whether he/she has potential longevity within their company given personal circumstances outside his control, such as productivity levels may be temporary due to lack of health coverage et cetera.

3) Do research on what resources they have available where people like themselves work.

4) Backend programmers must know when using JavaScript how many lines of code one should expect before something works properly rather than writing thousands just because “it looks good”.


Working as a backend developer for software companies tends to have more positive aspects than negative ones, so it’s up to one’s personal preference and important career choices.

Maham Qasim

Maham is a copywriter and content creator who's always been drawn to the idea that there's more than one way of getting things done. Her writing career can be thought of as just another side hustle for her; when she isn't crafting content or reading Oscar Wilde, Maham often strategizes about how best to reach out with an engaging voice in this ever changing marketplace!

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