Backend development (also stylized as back-end or back end development) is the skill that powers the web. Yet it does it modestly, without fanfare—allowing people to browse their favorite sites without even knowing about all the work put in by the backend developer or team.
So to help dispel this mystery…what is backend development? How does it work?
In this special guest post, Krystal Tolani from GoSkills writes about the various types of backend languages, what you can do with them as a backend developer, companies that use them, and (the money question!) what salaries you can earn by specializing in certain backend skills.
Learn about backend development
Backend development languages handle the ‘behind-the-scenes’ functionality of web applications. It’s code that connects the web to a database, manages user connections, and powers the web application itself. Backend development works in tandem with the front end to deliver the final product to the end user.
Jump Ahead: 7 Types of Backend Programming Languages
.NET (C#, VB)