Back end development focuses on supporting and maintaining website applications. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges and aren’t afraid to learn multiple programming languages, back end development may be the right career for you.
When a user clicks a button on a website to book a flight or take the train, the backend code processes this request and responds with information about available flights, trains or seats. A quality back end makes a website or app run smoothly and effectively.
In addition to understanding the server side of a software stack, backend developers need to be familiar with databases and web security. They also must be adept at creating APIs (Application Programming Interface) that facilitate communication between systems and apps, as well as designing middleware software that connects databases and application servers.
Back-end developers often collaborate with front-end developers to build websites and applications. This involves communicating technical requirements, working on integrating server-side functions with front-end interfaces and testing web applications for speed and efficiency.