By DeVry University
February 5, 2021
5 min read
February 5, 2021
5 min read
Web and mobile apps are branches of software development that have a range of exciting career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software development job growth in the United States is expected to grow 22% by 2029 - significantly higher than other industry averages, meaning that now can be a great time to pursue a career in web and mobile app development.
With smartphone penetration in the U.S. currently at 80%, it's no surprise that more and more adults are beginning or shifting their careers toward app development because of a shift in mobile app usage - but, what are the distinctions between web apps vs mobile apps?
Programming languages like Python, Java, or PHP
Database like PostgreSQL or MySQL
Server - the most common being Apache
The server side is not visible to the end-user (also known as the client). This is what establishes the logic of the application and helps the programming run.
The "frontend" or client-side development is what the end-user or client will see. This development typically includes:
A frontend web app developer likely includes other tools in their tech stack. Some popular examples include a text editor, a debugging tool or data visualization tools. These tools allow a developer to flex their creativity and create efficient and effective processes to reduce redundancy.
UI (user interface) design
Mobile apps are always designed with the user in mind. Considerations like text size, screen size, hardware constraints, mobility and utility are at the forefront of UI design. The more functional the app design, the greater success the mobile app will have with its users.
SDKs (software developer kits)
These kits are usually customized for the type of hardware you're designing for. These can include debuggers, a compiler and software development framework.
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