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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by BreconHills: 5:21pm On Jan 19, 2021
explorer250:
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

And why do you think that is?
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Angelawhite(m): 5:23pm On Jan 19, 2021
Karleb:


Give me an example of a full backend you can build in a day.

Even though I believe backend is harder, I'd never say one can build a full front-end in a day.

If it were that easy, programmers wouldn't be getting jobs since guys like you can build it in a day.


Do you know I’ve built more than 30 endpoints in a single day ? If I built it from the scratch, it’ll take a little longer of course.

If you have built middlewares for authorization for instance, I’m sure you wouldn’t want to build another from scratch. There are lot of functionalities you can abstract on back end.

Front end is not just about designing interfaces. You also have to connect to all the endpoints.

For every user authentication api I write, I have to write 5 times more front end codes to bring it to life - css, html and JavaScript. I also have to worry about responsiveness- to make sure it fits on every device and runs on even old outdated browsers.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by ThatCEO: 5:30pm On Jan 19, 2021
CSTRR:
A customer will tell the front-dev that they don't like the background-color of a website or the arrangement .

He would have to modify and modify hundreds of codes.

in the meantime, a back-end dev has done his Job and gone to sleep.

Haaaa, brotherly, fear God o. Have you heard of Sass?

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by webmastern(m): 5:33pm On Jan 19, 2021
chingle5:


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

Shows you know nothing about backend development...
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by malawi101(m): 5:46pm On Jan 19, 2021
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

It all depends on

1. Demand and supply

2. Technical depth of the developer
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 5:51pm On Jan 19, 2021
Angelawhite:


Do you know I’ve built more than 30 endpoints in a single day ? If I built it from the scratch, it’ll take a little longer of course.

If you have built middlewares for authorization for instance, I’m sure you wouldn’t want to build another from scratch. There are lot of functionalities you can abstract on back end.

Front end is not just about designing interfaces. You also have to connect to all the endpoints.

For every user authentication api I write, I have to write 5 times more front end codes to bring it to life - css, html and JavaScript. I also have to worry about responsiveness- to make sure it fits on every device and runs on even old outdated browsers.



This is a cheap attempt at glorifying front-end at the expense of backend.

If you knew how bootstrap and other similar css framework works you'd know setting up front-end can be a breeze. There are also numerous Javascript frameworks that'll make page interactivity simple. Unless of course you don't know about these.


There is no way you can build a full backend in a day unless you are doing CMS and other plug and play.

Even full front-end are not built in a day.

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by ThatCEO: 6:00pm On Jan 19, 2021
I think d problem is people who are able to code a 5 page blog usually hurriedly crown themselves as front end devs.

There is nothing easy about FE dev, as you still need to be a FULL fledge programmer in addition to your design skills.

Html
CSS
Sass
JS
React
NPM
Babel
Git
CLi
Angular/vue
Bootstrap/materialize/tailwind css
Node

When u have mastered these skills and you can apply them, come back here n tell me FE is inferior to Backend. You think it's by adding background color
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by nairalanduser23: 6:02pm On Jan 19, 2021
Karleb:


This is a cheap attempt at glorifying front-end at the expense of backend.

If you knew how bootstrap and other similar css framework works you'd know setting up front-end can be a breeze. There are also numerous Javascript frameworks that'll make page interactivity simple. Unless of course you don't know about these.


There is no way you can build a full backend in a day unless you are doing CMS and other plug and play.

Even full front-end are not built in a day.
You are missing the point man. It is possible to build a fully functional average back-end application in a day, especially if you have built similar features several times before, but to build the front-end for the backend application will take longer. The average backend is more stable and pretty straight forward
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 6:03pm On Jan 19, 2021
Karleb I sight u.... Please don't show up in my next post abeg angry
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by nairalanduser23: 6:03pm On Jan 19, 2021
ThatCEO:
I think d problem is people who are able to code a 5 page blog usually hurriedly crown themselves as front end devs.

There is nothing easy about FE dev, as you still need to be a FULL fledge programmer in addition to your design skills.

Html
CSS
Sass
JS
React
NPM
Babel
Git
CLi
Angular/vue
Bootstrap/materialize/tailwind css
Node

When u have mastered these skills and you can apply them, come back here n tell me FE is inferior to Backend. You think it's by adding background color
You didn't even add front-end unit testing, integration testing
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Karleb(m): 6:12pm On Jan 19, 2021
nairalanduser23:

You are missing the point man. It is possible to build a fully functional average back-end application in a day, especially if you have built similar features several times before, but to build the front-end for the backend application will take longer. The average backend is more stable and pretty straight forward

The first guy said full backend in a day.

You are saying fully functional average backend in a day.

Issorite.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by egobetatoday: 6:17pm On Jan 19, 2021
Lovelies1:
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

I usually have eye ache when I use gadgets often because of poor eye sight. Do I need to be on the computer/laptop often as a developer?
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Koldplay(m): 6:18pm On Jan 19, 2021
Lovelies1:
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
How do we start
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 6:30pm On Jan 19, 2021
Sprumbaba:


This your CSS questions na advance. As I good reach I will answer 85%.

An b me post am o na one yeye way don over do theory post am .... And if I ask am make e com do simply layout structuring for code editor he go run away....

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Angelawhite(m): 6:30pm On Jan 19, 2021
Karleb:


This is a cheap attempt at glorifying front-end at the expense of backend.

If you knew how bootstrap and other similar css framework works you'd know setting up front-end can be a breeze. There are also numerous Javascript frameworks that'll make page interactivity simple. Unless of course you don't know about these.


There is no way you can build a full backend in a day unless you are doing CMS and other plug and play.

Even full front-end are not built in a day.

Lol. Bootstrap? Bootstrap is cool for designing basic responsive web pages. Bootstrap can only do much. If you’ve implement complex custom designs, you’ll agree the 12-column bootstrap grid system can only do much. Have you worked on online gaming platforms? Have you played soccer online ? do you think you’d do that with bootstrap? Have you seen crazy animations and dynamic pages? You think libraries like React and Frameworks like Angular offer out of the box capabilities?


Backend for me is mostly rinse and repeat. If you are good at code modularization, you’ll be able to re-use a lot of backend codes.

I’ve worked on both “ends”. You can’t work in Andela without a full grasp on both technologies
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Misbahuddeen(m): 6:43pm On Jan 19, 2021
So completely unrelated, if say you want to learn on your own with YouTube, freecodecamp and other resources, which is more easier to grasp. Front end or back end. Just a beginner with ambitions make una no drag me o, instead use the energy to point me in right direction. Thanks in advance.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 6:43pm On Jan 19, 2021
Bmaster:
Why the hell did this topic make f.p


Must everybody die same day

Person can't come read news in peace without cracking brain


SMH

grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy life na turn by turn
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by chingle5(m): 6:59pm On Jan 19, 2021
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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Suremikky(m): 7:05pm On Jan 19, 2021
DissTroy:
No Nairaland female commented on or is viewing this thread. Backend is good but frontend makes you quick money. I focus more on frontend.

Their own na to chop pepper-soup and drink malt na

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by felibrain: 7:09pm On Jan 19, 2021
This thread is a joke.
How's front-end more difficult?
Like with the many libraries and framework available for free? Bootstrap, Javascript libraries, free htm templates, etc. Very funny.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Donpre(m): 7:56pm On Jan 19, 2021
Angelawhite:



I’m a full stack developer and I’ll tell you though I enjoy fronted more, it a bit tougher.

Most backend codes are re-usable across several other projects. You can’t say the same for Front end. User interfaces look different and some UI have crazy designs and effects that you have to implement from scratch


I can write a full bank end application in a single day - but I can’t build a front end with all the pages in a single day

Moreover, it’s a fallacy that backend developers earn higher
You can also build your own resuable frontend css library... Bootstrap, Tailwind etc also removes a lot of work

I'm not saying frontend is a work in the park but backend is more complex and carry more risk if something goes wrong. The higher pay is justified

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Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Donpre(m): 7:58pm On Jan 19, 2021
Misbahuddeen:
So completely unrelated, if say you want to learn on your own with YouTube, freecodecamp and other resources, which is more easier to grasp. Front end or back end. Just a beginner with ambitions make una no drag me o, instead use the energy to point me in right direction. Thanks in advance.
Mix it up

find what works for you
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Kokaine(m): 8:07pm On Jan 19, 2021
Because WordPress has made front end a child's play
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Mac2016(m): 8:11pm On Jan 19, 2021
airsaylongcome:


Not so versatile with Prota structure per se. But I understand the challenge you have. What version of Prota Structure do you have installed?
2018
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Nobody: 8:12pm On Jan 19, 2021
What about rule 7, common sense
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Dominique, Justwise, Mynd44, Seun.
Rule 2
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Misbahuddeen(m): 8:23pm On Jan 19, 2021
Donpre:

Mix it up

find what works for you

Gotcha, thanks.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by omojesu316(m): 8:28pm On Jan 19, 2021
Karleb:


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


Oga mi, please shift.

Database structure alone covers all of these in complexity.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by peterbello(m): 8:29pm On Jan 19, 2021
emetisuccess:
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.

Somebody lied. If backend is easier then why aren't you doing it? Backend is not just about CRUD, it entails the business logic and all.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Angelawhite(m): 8:37pm On Jan 19, 2021
peterbello:


Somebody lied. If backend is easier then why aren't you doing it? Backend is not just about CRUD, it entails the business logic and all.

Business logic is overrated. At the end of the day, it boils down to writing CRUDs.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by airsaylongcome: 8:41pm On Jan 19, 2021
Mac2016:

2018

There's a 2019 version which is the most recent I can lay my hands on. So what exactly do you want to accomplish. Looks like you installed a trial version and uninstalled it after the time trial expired planning to reinstall it again to get another 14/30 day trial. Not gonna work. When you install software in Windows, some entries are made into somewhere called the Registry. Uninstalling using Windows does not delete the entries made to the registry. You have to use specialised software for a clean uninstall. Since you have already previously uninstalled it I don't know that the crack would work even if you do a clean uninstall. My advice would be to clean your registry, then download the 2019 version with crack and install and crack it.

I get banned if I post links on NL. But if you message me on Telegram I can share direct downloadable and resumable link to download Prota Structure 2019 SP2 and Prota Structure 2018 SP4. Look for @airsay on Telegram.
Re: Why Are Backend Developers Paid More Than Frontend Developers? by Angelawhite(m): 8:49pm On Jan 19, 2021
DamnnNiggarr:
you practically know everything.,
Hmmm! I'm beginning to think that you're a real niggarr.

Any means to contact you??

Look at the image below and the comment he posted. That guy literally lifted a post from google to feed gullible people like you

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