In the previous article, we explained that web development has two parts, frontend and backend, that by working together we get the development of a digital product called a web application. Now let’s dig a little deeper into the concept of backend and the main functions of a backend developer.
The backend is the part of web development that deals with the logic of a website that allows everything to work properly. A concept that refers to any server-side development or logical system that the end user cannot see, for example, handling user input data, running scripts, and connecting to APIs.
The backend developer is one of the most needed roles to create custom digital products, as they will be in charge of programming the business logic and at the same time work in synergy with the frontend development team to deliver a website integral, functional and valuable. application. The main responsibilities of a backend developer are:
- Build the logical systems of all website functionality
- Keep all the resources and libraries necessary for the project up to date
- Design the database structure to store data properly
- Maintain web application with reduced latency
- Serve the information and resources required by the frontend
- Keep all website components secure
Data structures and algorithms: Knowledge of data structures and algorithms will enable you to deal with database and information management.
Basic server management: Since all development happens on the server side, it’s important that the programmer also knows how to handle the terminal and has the basic knowledge for working with virtual machines and servers in general.
Cottage: It is the most popular open source version control tool, if not the only one that most companies use for version management. It is therefore very important to master this skill.