Anecdotes about frontend and backend engineering

Malte Ubl
Malte Ubl
Apr 6, 2015 · 5 min read

I’m a frontend engineer because I was really mad and really full of myself.

Almost all the experienced, senior and well-respected engineers called themselves “backend developers” and refused to do client side work and so the client side was left to the inexperienced, junior and not as well-respected engineers (with a few exceptions, of course).

If your engineering organization does not value and invest in user facing engineering your product will be replaced by one that does.

Google Developers

Engineering and technology articles for developers, written and curated by Googlers. The views expressed are those of the authors and don't necessarily reflect those of Google.

    Malte Ubl

    Written by

    Malte Ubl

    Tech lead of the AMP Project. JavaScript infrastructure at Google. Curator of @JSConfEU

    Google Developers

    Engineering and technology articles for developers, written and curated by Googlers. The views expressed are those of the authors and don't necessarily reflect those of Google.