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front-end VS. back-end VS. full-stack developer?

In this competitive world, we all are confused about what type of developer we have to become to get best career option in IT industry. In next few years the number of web development jobs is set to increase by nearly 13% and as more and more business clutches the power of internet & mobile technology, developers will be hired to create websites and mobile apps.

However, if you are trying to know what type of web developer you want to then you come to right article.

In this article, you will get to know more about the front-end, back-end, and full stack developers. Once, you go through this article, I think you might get a clear path for your career.

Front-end Developers

Now let's take a simple example, when you log onto a mobile application or any website, you will be presented with numerous of tools to make you make comfortable and your experience easier. Such kind of things of the websites or any application that involves interaction with consumers is job of a front-end developer

From the business owner's point of view, they understand how important is to provide a great user experience when putting a website or application for mass consumption. This is where the best and experienced front-end developer come in.


From the colors and the fonts used on a website or applications to the slider and drop-downs menus is the responsibility of a front end developer.

Some front-end developers also work on client-side technology and If you are thinking of becoming a front-end developer the you will need to explore concepts like UI, JavaScript Frameworks and HTML. Many front-end developers are also proficient in CSS and UX too.

Back-end Developers

A back-end developer is one who is an integral to the overall success of a website. Without great framework to build the front-end on, a website or app will be unable to satisfy the actual purpose.

A back-end developer is responsible to handle everything from coding to database management. If you want to become a back-end developer, you will need a strong knowledge of SQL, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, Java and many more. You will also need to know how to use and optimize HTML, CSS and Java.

Full-stack Developers

If you want to make yourself indispensable in the world of web development, you must consider a full stack developer.

This type of developer basically are One Man Army and can handles both front-end and back-end tasks. Most of business owner preferred full-stack developers as compared to other one's.

That's why you need to sharpen your knowledge in both front-end and back-end technology stacks. Generally, full-stack developers make more money and have a steadier stream of work than others who only specializes in one field.

As a full-stack developer, you will need to handle things like data modeling, client and hosting needs and sometime UI designs. You also need a great communication skills because they often work directly with customer.

The Job of full-stack developer can be challenging but it is also more rewarding compared to others.

Remember Success takes hard work

With the increasing competition everyday in the life of web developer, you must need to find a way to set yourself apart. The best way to do this by showing the potential that how eager you are to work hard and complete project before deadline.

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Hi, I am just a beginner of front end development, I am just curious about what is the actual experience to be a front end developer? During your career, may you describe to me some challenging questions you have faced? Could you give me some suggestions since I change my career path from digital marketing to front end developer. It would be really helpful if you could give me any suggestions!

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Martin Simov

Hey, that is a very helpful article!👍🙂