What is a Front End Developer?
Front end developers build the visible parts of websites that users see and interact within their web browsers.
The front end of a website (or web or mobile application) is the part a user sees and directly interacts with. The front end is built with languages like:
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the backbone of the Web. Every website you visit is built with HTML. It takes care of all the structure and content. HTML5 is the current iteration of HTML on the Web, although sites built with older versions still run fine in your browser.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
What is a Back End Developer?
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So what does this mean for front end vs back end? While the front end is everything the user interacts with directly, the back end is much more behind-the-scenes and can have some advantages over front end technologies for specific projects. Back end programming languages include:
One thing to note:
possible to use JS to build just about anything you can think of, sometimes there are still better solutions out there. Learning to code will teach you to find the best solution for your specific problem, and sometimes that means using a back end language.
What is a Full Stack Developer?
Full stack web developers:
But the point is that they know enough about the code across the entire stack that they can dive in anywhere if needed. And some full stack developers do code entire websites, including both the front and back ends, but usually only if they are working freelance or are the only developer working on a project.
WHAT IS FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT?
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FULL STACK DEVELOPER AND FULL STACK ENGINEER
A full stack engineer is a senior level role for someone with the skills of a full stack developer (as described above), but with project management experience in things like systems administration (configuring, managing, and maintaining computer networks and systems).
If you look at the examples of full stack engineer jobs listed on sites like Indeed
WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED TO BECOME A FULL STACK DEVELOPER?
- Ideally, one or more third-party library like ReactJS or Angular
- Programming languages and libraries like Ruby, PHP, Python
- Experience with databases
- Version control
- Knowledge of security concerns and best practices
- Ideally, some knowledge of web or visual design, plus user experience best practices