Lexicon

Back-End

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EN Okay, so you know what a developer is? A geeky genius who likes to spend 18 hours a day on his computer, creating websites and applications and stuff. Great! But you probably didn't know there are a lot of different kinds of developers. A back-end developer is a type of programmer who creates the logical back end and core computational logic of a website, software, etc. He or she creates components and features that are indirectly accessed by a user through a front end application or system. It’s easier if you compare it with the human body. The naked body you see in the mirror is the front end. You have arms that are able to move or grab things, your legs can take you anywhere you can try doing some cool dance moves with that body to impress a love interest. Which is great, but none of that would be possible without your back end. Your brain and organs are considered your personal back end, doing all the processing that keeps you alive and kicking.


NL Ok, je weet wat een programmeur is he? Een geeky genie dat niet liever doet dan 18u/dag aan zijn computer zitten, websites en apps maken enz. Top! Maar je wist misschien nog niet dat er ook veel verschillende soorten programmeurs zijn. Een back-end developer, zoals dat heet, is een type programmeur dat de logische ruggengraat en computationele kern maakt van een website en software etc. Hij of zij creëert componenten en features die indirect door gebruikers worden aangesproken via een front-end applicatie of systeem (de voorgevel, bij wijze van spreken). Voor en achter de schermen dus. Als je in de spiegel naar je lichaam kijkt, is je naakte lichaam de front-end. Je hebt armen die kunnen bewegen en dingen kunnen grijpen. Je benen kunnen je naar interessante plaatsen brengen, of dansjes placeren om indruk te maken op je nieuwste crush. Allemaal fantastisch, maar dat zou allemaal niet mogelijk zijn zonder je back-end. Niet je letterlijke achterkant (heel volwassen hoor), maar je kern, je ruggengraat, je brein, je organen. Zij verwerken alles en houden je springlevend.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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