Here is the Hottest Back-End News of 2018

Notice how back-end development receives little or no attention? It is because action goes down behind the scenes and remains there.

After the design work is over, the back-end developers make the site come to life. Their role is to add functionality, ranging from security, database communication, and more. However, the programming languages used three years ago are entirely different to what we have now. And without a doubt, they will not be the same in the future.

Here are the some of the back-end technologies that are subject to change.

Languages and frameworks

When it comes to web development, the only constant thing here is change. The popular programming languages used a while ago are slowly exiting the scene paving the way for the newer, more robust entries. For example, PHP was the leading scripting language of the web for the past two decades. Today, it faces cut-throat competition from its frameworks (Laravel) and Node.js.

For experienced developers, hopping from one language to the other is a piece of cake. It is a matter of changing a few characters here and there, nothing much.

Web server technologies

For over a decade, Apache was the leading web service provider for most websites. But that is about to change. Though its performance is still at the peak, there is a new and better web server technology – NGINX. Besides web serving, the application supports reverse proxying, caching, load balancing, media streaming, among others. It seems this new tech might take over where Apache left off.


What can a web application be without a database? Practically useless. Databases provide virtual data vaults for essential things like passwords, personal information and more.

It first started with MySQL, it still works well with some applications, but just like any successful technology, there is always completion nearby. PostgreSQL entered the database scene alongside MongoDB, they are both leading relational databases, but they work well in different settings.