Before you start your career in developing in any serious software company, you have to apply for a position of either a front-end developer or a back-end developer. For a beginner developer (which I assume you are, since you’re reading this article), this can be a tricky choice: while both job positions are lucrative, you have to choose your job prior to seeing if it sits well with you. This is the dilemma I was also faced with, so today I decided to share some of my opinions about it which I hope you will find helpful.
What is the role of a front-end developer and a back-end developer? How do they differ?
One of the first differences people notice about these job positions is in their title – one as we know has to deal with the front-end of the project one is working on, while the other has to deal with the back-end of the project.
Which job position is more lucrative?
This varies from company to company, but usually it is the back-end developer that is being paid a bit more as they have to work with the source code. But this is not to say that front-end development is an easy job – it’s far from it!
All in all, you have to take it all in consideration before applying for your job, as there is not a “better job position” between the two, unless you’re only choosing your job position based on the possible salary – then, I would advise you to opt for back-end development. However, if you can’t decide, practice both types of programming and see what you find more enjoyable. Good luck with it!