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Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 9:16pm On Jan 18
I still don't understand why backend developers are been paid more than frontend developers even though frontend development is harder than backend development I just don't get it..... undecided

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by airsaylongcome: 9:32pm On Jan 18
Backend captures the entire business logic. It's like asking why a shoemaker earns more than a shoe shiner (cobbler)

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 9:35pm On Jan 18
Because it's harder.
Ask full stack developers.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 9:36pm On Jan 18
chingle5:
I still don't understand why backend developers are been paid more than frontend developers even though frontend development is harder than backend development I just don't get it..... undecided

How were you able to conclude front end is harder?

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 9:40pm On Jan 18
Karleb:


How were you able to conclude front end is harder?

You you have start again you think that I will not remember you after you dodge from answering those CSS questions in the other trend...... If u like say that you don't remember and please please don't come here and come and be creating another wahala for everybody here...... angry angry sad

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 9:44pm On Jan 18
chingle5:


You you have start again you think that I will not remember you after you dodge from answering those CSS questions in the other trend...... If u like say that you don't remember and please please don't come here and come and be creating another wahala for everybody here...... angry angry sad

Where and when did I dodge a CSS question.

Post the link here.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 9:54pm On Jan 18
airsaylongcome:
Backend captures the entire business logic. It's like asking why a shoemaker earns more than a shoe shiner (cobbler)

Which one is backend capturing the entire business logic...... In fact that your example is actually the reverse u backend developers are actually the shoe shiner and we the frontend developers are the shoemaker coz we create the product while u people just come from nowhere to just come and be updating one yeye database and throwing request from one place to another place base on CRUD in fact u guys are the shoe shiner angry

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 9:58pm On Jan 18
Karleb:


Where and when did I dodge a CSS question.

Post the link here.

Oga we know already know people like u

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 10:04pm On Jan 18
chingle5:


Oga we know already know people like u

Oh! I remember you now.

If you read through that thread you'd know the question wasn't directed to me rather it was for the fellow who claimed he was done officially with CSS, you in this case.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 10:09pm On Jan 18
Karleb:


Oh! I remember you now.

If you read through that thread you'd know the question wasn't directed to me rather it was for the fellow who claimed he was done officially with CSS, you in this case.

Oga don't come and be twisting anything... I tried to answer ur questions to the best of my knowledge but the other questions that the other guy posted u did not even bother to answer 1.... Chairman abeg mesef I don trya for ur matter abeg

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by emetisuccess(m): 10:19pm On Jan 18
Front end is definately difficult than backend. Not that much in backend, jst fetching, updating of database(mongodb, mysql, etc), creating a different port, and so on.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Donpre(m): 10:48pm On Jan 18
Only someone who hasn't done backend development will say frontend is harder

Design database models and relations
Authentication
Security
Errors handling
Validation
Business logic
Request handling so server doesn't shutdown under heavy load
Real-time data with socket-io and websockets


This is like the basics of backend.... I've seen people write about things that leave me bewildered; Monolithic and microservices and other things that's just complex.

Isn't frontend just JS, CSS and HTML/JSX.... UI designers even do the designs, and plus a ton of CSS and JS frameworks

Not to start a war but have you really done backend seriously before?

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Badilstical(m): 11:43pm On Jan 18
I think basically is about the demand, theory of demand and supply comes to play, there to many front-end devs to back-end due frontend is first place you land while starting the journey while back-end tends to be after you know html, CAD and javascript most devs just love to see what the do especially devs from graphics background.so basically is just supply of front-end superseds the back-end demands .

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by aarin29642: 5:45am On Jan 19
Front end is definately difficult than backend. Not that much in backend, jst fetching, updating of database(mongodb, mysql, etc), creating a different port, and so on.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by explorer250(m): 6:27am On Jan 19
lol.well I have been coding on both back and front end. I can tell you that both have same degree of complexity depending on the actual task that is been performed. back end gets higher pay because of low supply of back end developers. everybody just dey for front end

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by spartan117(m): 7:41am On Jan 19
Funny thread sad

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 9:40am On Jan 19
Donpre:
Only someone who hasn't done backend development will say frontend is harder

Design database models and relations
Authentication
Security
Errors handling
Validation
Business logic
Request handling so server doesn't shutdown under heavy load
Real-time data with socket-io and websockets


This is like the basics of backend.... I've seen people write about things that leave me bewildered; Monolithic and microservices and other things that's just complex.

Isn't frontend just JS, CSS and HTML/JSX.... UI designers even do the designs, and plus a ton of CSS and JS frameworks

Not to start a war but have you really done backend seriously before?

I hate this programming dichotomy but only a front end programmer will tell you backed is just CRUD. grin

Have you ever integrated a payment gateway, have you ever hosted a website on a live server, I'm not talking static websites now.

Have you ever performed a CRON job? grin

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Lovelies1: 12:48pm On Jan 19
Buying a nylon to cover the Bread is okay but the bread is more important

The data is more important (security, and the rest)


Contact me for a beginners guide

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by SimplyFacts: 12:48pm On Jan 19
Here to learn
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by BUSHHUNTER: 12:48pm On Jan 19
backned devz are more like soldiers in signal and intelligence room during war while frontend progz are infantry/foot soilders in warfront!






You can't win the war without intelligence.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by blinking001(m): 12:48pm On Jan 19
Comment readers association of Nigeria

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:49pm On Jan 19
This is another way we make some cool stuffs online @MANNABBQGRILLS,
To answer your question....
Backend programmers are paid more simply because they handle way more.
Frontend deals with only a few aspects of development: CSS, HTML, and JS.

And more about Front end web development is a good job for those interested or into it.
Front-end web development is an exciting career because it's always evolving and constantly changing.
This means you will always have the opportunity to interact with new tools and learn new skills,
keeping you engaged in your career.
It's a field that provides many opportunities for hands-on learning.
You can never go wrong in it.
Coming from the people that have been there, done that.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by AntiWailer: 12:49pm On Jan 19
People are probably paid according the relevance of the skill set they are bringing to the environment.

Also if u mistakenly observed that, It might be because Back End developers are usually full stack who just decided to concentrate on back end for now.

The possibility of using them to augment front end when the mission is critical might be a plus.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by PussyKing(m): 12:49pm On Jan 19
Buhari
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Nelly4you: 12:49pm On Jan 19
me sef I don't know

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Imstrong2(m): 12:50pm On Jan 19
Am I the only one totally ignorant of what the op is talking about

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Omezif(m): 12:50pm On Jan 19
Okey! It's surprising seing a director earning more than a cheif director.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:51pm On Jan 19
PussyKing:
Buhari
Must you comment, if you have nothing to contribute to a topic?
We don't see this kind of stuffs on foreign forums lailai.
Members keep silent if they don't understand a thread or if it is too big for them to comprehend.
Be a good boy next time.....okay?

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