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Get rid of that front end

by Nico Hagenburger

Published September 12, 2015 in Programming

For many back-end developers, the front-end is a pain. Dirty code within the application and even hard to test. So how can we use our experiences as Ruby developer to built a better front end?

Not every application developer (back-end or JavaScript) places importance on the details of front-end structure. Instead, they prefer simply to use APIs — mostly with a JSON interface. Instead of interference with the front-end developer’s work, this provides a structured API that only takes care of defined values.

CSS can’t live without HTML, and HTML almost can’t live without CSS. Let the front-end developer take care of both and consume the result as a well-tested API that takes nothing else than data as input.