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Peter Huang
Peter Huang
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Whats the difference between Javascript developer and Frontend Web developer when both uses Javascript?

Hello,

Whats the difference between Javascript developer and Frontend Web developer when both uses Javascript? It seems like Javascript developer earns more anually than front end so if Front end uses Javascript, why dont people just focus on Javascript for more salary?

1 Answer

Guillermo Gallo
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Guillermo Gallo
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 8,490 Points

Hi Peter Huang

This is a really good question. The difference is that a front end JavaScript developer only deals with the front end part of a website or app and JavaScript developer deals with both the front end and the back end.

The front end is the part that only deals with the user experience in the browser so things like adding or modifying elements on a page. Showing users alerts or messages etc.

The back end is the code that runs on the server side of a website or app. For JavaScript this is usually done with some type of node js framework that allows you to incorporate logic to interact with databases for example or uploading files or interacting with some third party API like AWS etc.

As you can see a standard JS developer has more work involved than a front end JS developer which is usually why the salary is higher.

Hope this clarifies things for you.