When developers fight, one of them is a frontend, and the other is a backend. Such a narrow cliché makes future and young programmers afraid of making a mistake in choosing a side. We also don't have a universal test to take and understand everything. But there are examples of IT specialists who have already made their choice.
Choice by recommendation
Maxim, 20 years old, a junior frontend developer:
Vasiliy, 25 years old, a middle backend developer:
I studied in the field of "Applied Informatics." We were taught general information about development, but the emphasis was on programming fundamentals and creating internal functionality. Therefore, my education had a more significant impact on my subsequent work in backend development. In general, I think that frontend is chosen by those who enjoy being creative and don't want to deal with "boring" tasks. It primarily focuses on how the page display works. Speaking for myself, as a full-stack specialist, I occasionally work on both frontend and backend tasks.
In the end, the choice between frontend and backend development depends on your interests, skills, and goals. Both directions have their own characteristics and require a specific set of soft and hard skills.
Backend development focuses on creating and maintaining the server-side of applications. It's suitable for those with a mathematical mindset. You'll work with databases, data processing, and business logic. Programming languages like PHP, Java, Python, C#, or Ruby are used, as well as frameworks and tools like Laravel, Django, Ruby on Rails, and others.
Remember, there's no wrong choice; there's only the fear that it will be difficult. It will be, but it's part of the learning process.