Tech 101​

Decoding the language of technology


Do you know this? You're in a conversation and suddenly sentences like " "The frontend should be designed to be responsive while the backend remains robust. Don't forget to include DevOps and CI/CD in the strategy, and make sure the fullstack development approach is considered." You just nod, even though you don't actually know exactly what they're talking about.

Don't worry, you're not alone in this. In a world that's increasingly tech-driven, IT jargon often slips into everyday conversations. Unless you're a tech professional, these terms can sometimes sound like a foreign language.

In this series we shed some light on thus and take a look at a few of the typical "tech talk" terms and explain them in understandable, simple English. Whether you're a business owner who wants to better understand your IT team, an aspiring tech enthusiast who wants to learn the basics, or just a curious person who wants to keep up with the fast-paced tech world - this series is for you.

Let's take the first step together to decode the language of technology!


Focus is on layout, animations, content organization, navigation, graphics.


The focus is on code creation, debugging and database management.


Combines development and operation to increase the efficiency of software development.


Refers to the entire application range of a computer system application.


The frontend is the part of a website or app that users can directly see and interact with. You can think of it like the cockpit of a car, where you can see and operate the steering wheel, pedals, and radio. It includes everything on the screen: from texts and images, to buttons and navigation menus. It is responsible for the design, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). The frontend is usually created using technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


This is the part that users don't see directly, the "back room" of any digital application. It runs in the background and makes sure everything works. It's like the engine and electronics under the hood of a car that make sure the car drives when you step on the gas. While the frontend shows what users see and interact with, the backend takes care of making sure information is stored, retrieved or routed correctly. It includes servers, databases, and applications that keep everything running smoothly. The backend is often built with programming languages such as Java, Python, or PHP and uses database systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB.

For most of our developers, the terms frontend and backend are mostly used to distinguish between the user interface of the web application (frontend) and the server that holds the data and API (backend). In a broader perspective, this can also be applied to the Internet itself. While the entire network technology (hardware, protocols) belongs to the "backend", the top layer (frontend) is the actual access to the Internet (e-mail, browser, etc).


DevOps is like a bridge between those who create software (developers) and those who make sure that the software runs smoothly on computers and servers (operations teams). The term "DevOps" is made up of "Development" and "Operations". It's about simplifying processes and collaboration so that software can be released and maintained faster and more efficiently. DevOps makes it easier to respond to customer needs and achieve goals faster. Imagine a car team not only designing a car, but also making sure it works well and is safe in the real world. The team would work closely together to avoid problems and find solutions quickly. That's exactly what DevOps does in the software world.


A fullstack developer is someone who is familiar with both the frontend and the backend of a website or app. A person who has the expertise to work on both ends - the user interface and the processes behind it. A fullstack developer can build a complete web application from start to finish without necessarily relying on specialist help.

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