Basics of Backend Engineering

Backend Engineering

Basics of Backend Engineering


Learn about back-end development and programming servers.

Overview to Backend Engineering

Backend engineering is a journey of no return.

Then why should you start this journey? If you want to build a career in a field that is steady in high demand and salary expectations, then backend engineering is one such field.

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What is the Internet?

The Internet is a globally connected computer using the Internet protocol. It connects billions of computers worldwide with each other or to the world wide web.

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Web Development Fundamentals

Web development is the work involved in or the process of developing a website for the Internet. Web development can range from developing a simple single static page of plain text to complex web applications.

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What is Backend Engineering?

Backend engineering is a term used to describe the behind-the-scenes activities that happen when you do anything on a website or web application.

As we already know, backend engineering is an application's data access layer or server-side and everything communicating between the database and the front end (browser).

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What is a Server?

Servers are the bedrock of backend engineering hence the name Server-Side Development. In the client-server architecture, when a client sends an HTTP request, as discussed above, an application somewhere on the side-side will receive this request, process it, and return a response to the client. This application or hardware is called a server.

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What is NGINX?

Nginx is an open-source web server that can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy, and HTTP cache. It started as a web server designed for maximum performance, scalability, and stability before including a load balancer, reverse proxy, and API gateway for high performance.

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What is Operating System?

This section will cover the most important concepts to learn in operating systems as a backend engineer and some general knowledge that will accelerate your backend engineering career.

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Basic Linux Commands for Backend Engineers

If you want to use the Linux operating system, learning the common utilities or commands will go a long way. This lesson will review some basic to advanced Linux commands for backend engineers to help you get the most out of your Linux distro.

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The 10 Operating System Concepts for Backend Developers

This lesson will explore important concepts to learn in operating systems as a backend engineer.

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