"Save me, oh God, from people who have no sense of humor."
— Ludlow Porch

Why do smart CS Grads want to become back-end developers?

I recently received a question in my Quora bucket. It was,

"Why do the smart CS graduates want to become backend developers?".

Well I’ve a degree in Physics with a minor in CS, and I have been a software architect for thirty years.

Grogg’s argument is thoroughly cemented into my reality. I’m a back-end developer/architect because I love solving difficult problems. I’m not a UI developer because I don’t care how many pixels this prndl is from that swoopy, ephemeral, ghosty thing.

In fact, I don’t even give a crap about what a “PIXEL” is and where it lives, unless I can re-define it against a new dimension.

As long as I can exercise my software with an array of unit tests and stick to purely algorithmic expressions of complexity, then I am happy.

How one chooses to reflect that to the masses is not my concern.