[Baypiggies] What's a web developer?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Nov 2 05:26:41 CET 2009
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009, Meenal Pant wrote:
> I am new to the *real world web development* so to speak. I am
> wondering how many organizations actually use frameworks such as
> Django, Ruby on rails etc ?
Look at the job ads. ;-)
> Also what is the technical difference between a backend developer,
> frontend developer and a web designer? Isn't a frontend developer and
> designer the same thing ? What level of expertise does one need to be
> hired as a web developer, some of each ?
They all overlap. Backend development focuses primarily on databases
and business logic; front-end development focuses mostly on coding to
present data to end-users; web designer focuses on the actual look and
feel (fonts, page layout, graphic elements, information design).
> I read on James Bennett's blog that "you are not a web developer if
> absolute must to make the cut.
Well, then, I guess I'm not a web developer even though my last 4.5-year
job was working on an app entirely delivered over the web and my current
one is primarily focused on a desktop web app.
fixing bugs; if you know any C at all plus Python, JS is very easy to
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