Frontend vs Backend
Computer programming or software development, are computer science activities dedicated to the process of creating, designing, deploying, and supporting applications & software. In this process of development, the terms frontend and backend refer to the separation of concerns between the presentation layer (frontend), and the data access layer (backend).
It’s very similar to the terms back-office and front-office. The front faces customers and the back supports the front. Depending on which end you’re working with, that’s what you’d say. These terms are not limited to web development, and you can probably use the terms in a variety of industries.
In short, front-end developers work on what the user can see while back-end developers build the infrastructure that supports it.
Popularly it is believed that frontend development is harder than backend development because it changes more often, and the results take longer to achieve.
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