What is the Back-end?
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    In this lesson, we’ll explain what makes up the back-end of a web application or website. The back-end can feel very abstract, but it becomes clearer when we explain it in terms of the front-end! T…
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    We talked about how the front-end consists of the information sent to a client so that a user can see and interact with a website, but where does the information come from? The answer is a _web ser…
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    When a user navigates to google.com, their request specifies the URL but not the filename for today’s Google Doodle . The web application’s back-end will need to hold the logic for deciding which …
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    You’ve probably heard that data is a big deal. By some measures, 90% of the world’s data has been generated in just the past two years! From a stored credit card number on an e-commerce site to the…
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    When a user navigates to a specific item for sale on an e-commerce site, the price listed for that item is stored in a database, and when they purchase it, the database will need to be updated with…
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    Two other concepts we’ll want our server-side logic to handle are authentication and authorization. Authentication is the process of validating the identity of a user. One technique for aut…
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    Unlike the front-end, which must be built using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, there’s a lot of flexibility in which technologies can be used in order to create the back-end of a web application. Devel…
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    In order to deliver the front-end of a website or web application to a user, a lot needs to happen behind the scenes on the back-end! Understanding what makes up the back-end can be overwhelming be…

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