Every time you send a message on Whatsapp, it goes through the server. Every time you look back at your old Instagram photos, the server brings you your data.
Servers are a key component of almost all apps, and they work like the brains of the operation. Their main task is to enable communication and store data.
If you want to build tech products or invest in them, you need to know this key concept.
Learning notes from this episode:
The front end is a computer that speaks to humans. The bit of an app or site you interact with is called a front end. If you can touch it, swipe it or speak to it, it is a front end.
The back end (the server side) is the bit of the app that you cannot interact with yourself: it is a computer that only talks to computers.
The server is the brain of your operation: it enables communication and stores data.
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