Frontend Or Backend. Which Should I Go For?

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Frontend Or Backend. Which Should I Go For?

What if I told you I haven’t had more than 5 hours of sleep since Thursday? No one asked right? Don’t mind me. One troublesome designer has been on my neck lately that I even forgot that today is Saturday. I’d probably take a break tomorrow as there should be public holiday, Hehe. After all, my brand will be 3-months old tomorrow.?

Well, here I am, exhausted, typing with the little strength I have left. Funniest aspect is that I still have a class by 9PM,  also  clashing with a football match I’ve been longing for.   The timing is just so off.

So,  Frontend or Backend…. which one should you pursue? Before we get to that,  I  have this friend of mine that hates the sound of “frontend or backend” because to him, the terms look unprofessional. Personally,  I do nott have a problem with either of them as they both look legit to me at least.  As a geek,  you might refer to them as Web technologies rather than their individual terms.

What is Frontend Development?

From the name itself,  the frontend of a website is what you see and interact with on your browser. The texts, the colors, the images and everything the user experiences directly. We can refer to them as “Client side”.

The frontend languages are pretty unique, they do the trick .  We have : HTML(the Fundamental One) CSS and Javascript. We also have frameworks like Bootstrap for CSS, Angular Js for Javascript and so on. I will talk extensively on them later on.

What is Backend development?

The backend of a website is a section of a website that you don’t see.  We can refer to them as “server side”. Don’t get it twisted, the backend communicates with the frontend, sending and receiving information to be displayed as a web Page. For instance, a new Zen wants to register on the Code Academy website. He/she inputs the details(on the frontend) and once the register button is clicked on, it communicates with the database saving the new details/information to the database.(on the backend).

The common backend languages are PHP, JavaScript (yeah, both front end and backend) , Python and so on.

Also note that static websites do not really need a backend as the contents on the webpages are in the frontend code itself. Small businesses portfolios are some examples of static websites, While dynamic websites are for the blogs, Portals(Download or School) etc.

So,  we would talk more on the learning aspect of the technologies during the next phase and that should give you the guide on which technology you should go for. Stay updated!

And em, Leo is back!! ?


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  • Adetola Yusuf Reply

    Mallorca will flog you.? Front end for now sha boss. I hope to follow in your footsteps

    June 13, 2020 at 6:59 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      I will see you after the show?

      June 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm
  • Great Mack Reply

    JavaScript is really dynamic.
    By the way, Succylo, better go and sleep. Don’t watch the match cus it might end in tears ??

    June 13, 2020 at 7:01 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      Oh yes. don’t get me wrong, i’m replying to your *JAVASCRIPT observation*. About the match, watch the space!!

      June 13, 2020 at 7:28 pm
  • Ifeoluwa Reply

    Wow, this is beautiful…. Frontend tho…
    I wouldn’t say the designer disturbed you sha. More like you gave him sleepless nights…

    June 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      Leemao. the dude has great taste, that’s why. not settling for the less. ??

      June 13, 2020 at 7:29 pm
  • Blessup Reply

    Wonderful ??

    June 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      Thank you!!

      June 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm
  • Bernard.O Reply

    This one you aren’t sleeping is this how programmers life are like?

    June 13, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      E get why?

      June 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm
  • Cipher Reply

    For people that like designing stuffs I think frontend is good for them and those who like documenting stuffs or likes the hard part of programming ? backbend is there stuff and for people like me that sha want to learn everything? then you know na they can stick with the two if its more than two then everything.

    June 13, 2020 at 8:37 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      Back bender abi???. AGBA Cipher

      June 13, 2020 at 10:42 pm
  • Giftie Reply

    I like both n pls get some sleep o?

    June 14, 2020 at 7:03 am
    • OPH_Crack Reply


      June 14, 2020 at 8:04 am
  • Olawale Reply

    I love bakasi

    June 16, 2020 at 12:07 am
  • Amodu Alimat Oluwakemi Reply

    Get some good sleep pls?, it is essential?.

    June 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm
  • Amodu Alimat Oluwakemi Reply

    Meanwhile, front end anytime.

    June 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    • OPH_Crack Reply

      Good for you.

      June 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm
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