November 28, 2022 · By Lizzy Herzer
Backend Development Means Focusing on the Hidden Aspects of Software Development.
Backend development is an important component of software development that ensures the functionality of an application or system. It deals with the creation of program code that drives the logic of an application or system. It is a central component of all modern web and mobile applications and is responsible for processing data and connecting to front-end technologies.
Backend development means that you focus on the hidden aspects of software development. This includes all the work that users don't see directly, but that ensures the smooth functioning of the software.
A Lamborghini without engine is like an app without backend
Together, these three parts work together to create the functionality that your software provides. The application defines how your software behaves, the server handles requests from clients, and the database stores and retrieves data.
The interaction of the user with a website always takes place in the frontend.
Especially in projects with many users, the backend development has a decisive influence your application regarding:
If you save on this end, the web app may still look good, but the user is suddenly faced with unpredictable results or is put off by long loading times.
To ensure user satisfaction and the success of a web presence, you need to be able to rely on good performance. For this, the code must be efficient and the technologies used must be carefully selected.
An application is changing and it is necessary to always react to errors and new requirements. A good structure of the code and a modular design of the backend are important.
In times of increasing risks of data violation, websites that store sensitive information need to be especially secured. This requires a high level of know-how and solid planning.
In sensitive sectors like:
custom programming of backends has been essential.
This is because each of these sectors has its own requirements for the functionality and security of software systems.
The complexity of technologies in these sectors are much higher than in other industries. So, until now, each backend had to be programmed to meet the requirements.
Another reason for the need for custom programming was to increase data security in these systems to protect sensitive information.
Many companies use complex data protection systems to ensure that sensitive information cannot be misused.
Moreover, backends for Health Tech, Gov Tech, Defense and Mobility often need to be scalable to keep pace with increasing demands for performance and flexibility.
With cutting-edge technologies in this area, it is also essential that they are compatible with devices and systems from other manufacturers.
For this reason, companies often needed programmed backends that could be adapted to different systems.
The cost of a custom backend for sensitive sectors, for example to build a medical device in the Health Tech industry, depends on many factors:
From our experience in producing software in the medical field, we have found that a compliant and secure backend costs a lot of money and time:
These high development costs are often the reason why products do not make it to market.
This is especially unfortunate when it comes to helpful medical products that could be very useful to people with rare diseases.
But the high development costs mean that they are not pursued further because it is uneconomical.