One of our articles talked about front-end development, which is connected with a user interface and how users click easily and comfortably on the website. But now, we are going to talk about its fella, which is back-end development. It consists of programming languages like Ruby, Phyton, PHP, MySQL, and so on. All of the works of a back-end is about supporting the front-end, it has 3 parts to it; server, application, and database.
But sometimes if you want to cut down the time, you can make it easier with enhanced frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Cake PHP, and Code Igniter – which will make developments faster to collaborate on.
Every single data that has been updated in a website will be saved on a server, then it will prevail if the user changed it. For example, if a customer purchases a beautiful handbag on an e-commerce, they need to fill the data to complete the purchase. Once the customer filled the data, such as name, address, and any detail information needed, it will be saved on a server data. Automatically, it changed when the customer change it.
How about the System?
Based on one of blog articles that explained about this, and from it-definition.com as well, a back-end system provides resources and basic functions to satisfy user requests coming from front-end applications. For example, an enterprise information system (EIS) or a database function as a back-end system, to which the applications connect using resource adapters.
Based on current data survey, back-end system integration with mobile development is a top challenge for mobile development. If you want to make your back-end system more efficient, the leading thing that you have to realize is to optimize your back-end systems for mobile access. So, let’s breakdown on how to optimize back-end system to make your system more efficient:
Instead of connecting every single point for each app, and wasting time only for various connectors or adaptors, you could shorten the time. Once you can make an integration between back-end systems and middleware it can be used again and again.
- Build Apps with an API Backend
Actually, there are 2 common trends to use for building apps. The mobile-first approach comes as number one common trend, so you will construct a landing page and other pages as a down list that you have made. You only make and push your target market – if your target mostly uses Android, you only push the Android version.
How about the second one? This way is more efficient than the first. It is called API-first approach. You built API (Application Programming Interface) first, then you construct a landing page for a specific OS. This strategy allows website and apps on various platforms to be built on top, whether it is Android or iOS. However, if your target is out of reach, you can change it without making twice your job – which is not efficient. If the API is the first thing you work with, you can easily change it.
No matter what type of your business that you are involved in, back-end system integration should have a solid and strong foundation. It will make your app more valuable and profitable. We cannot give the cold shoulder when the dynamics of product choice is changing sometimes. Those 2 efficient strategies make you more flexible with product evaluation by your target market.
In a book of Backend Mastermind: How to Build a Profitable Back-End System, however, the easiest way to create your back-end system is in the initial product development phase. Instead of simply creating a single product, you will create two products, so that when you launch your first product, you have a secondary product that is already developed that can be offered to your customers either as an immediate upsell, or a few days later through your back-end.