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Web Backend Developer
Who? The person who develops the core of web sites. On contrary to Front End developers, who work on User Interface (what we normally see), the work of backend developer pushes gears under the hood. However, the job is very vesatile and provides many opportunities for creative thinking and innovating. 

How to become? 
Most programming languages suitable for web developement, have mainstream web frameworks. Pick one you like and start learning the programming language simulteniously developing simple web-site. Basic understanding of internet principles is encouraged. Next proceed to data processing (SQL, files) - it will allow you to build simple interactive websites. General understanding of authorization/authentication algorithms would be profitable. Once you will confident with your basic skills or unsatisfied with performance of your site, you could move to more complex topics like caching, optimizations, balance loading etc. 

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