Basics of Backend Engineering

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.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the role of “Web Developer” is expected to increase by 13% from 2020 to 2030, well above an average of 8% for all occupations.

When you hear the word “Web Developers,” it majorly refers to Backend engineers now. Back then, we used to have “Web Designers” too. However, that word has been replaced with “Frontend Engineers,” and it’s heading toward extinction.

Anyways, a backend engineer is expected to make an average salary of $158,000 in the United States, according to, as of the time of writing.

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Nevertheless, if you’re starting this journey using this guide, you will learn different skills and patterns for crafting scalable and enterprise-ready backend applications following best practices and industry standards.

This backend engineering hub will serve as a source to break down every concept in backend engineering and make it possible for you to learn and understand how to navigate your journey.

Before we dive deeper into backend engineering, let’s study the basics of internet and web development which will usher us into the world of backend engineering.

To understand backend engineering, we need to understand how the internet works and how web development works on a deeper level.

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