Back-end Web Developers are responsible for server-side web application and integration of the work front-end web developers do. They will write web services and APIs used by front-end developers. Working closely with marketing and design functions they will use test sites to see which ideas best suit the brief.
Using reliable code, they will build the framework considering UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
A Web Developer will need a good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors, accessibility and security compliance as well as authentication between multiple systems and servers.
With the growing use of tablets and smartphones, it is essential for a Web Developer to understand the differences between mobile vs desktop platforms.
Burton upon Trent
Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent where residents are affectionately known as "Burtonians”.
Burton became a nucleus for the early brewing industry due in part to the quality of the local water, which contains a high proportion of dissolved salts, predominantly caused by the gypsum in the surrounding hills. This allowed a greater proportion of hops, a natural preservative, to be included in the beer, thereby allowing the beer to be shipped further afield. Much of the open land within and around the town is protected from chemical treatment in order to help preserve this water quality.
The town is currently home to eight breweries: Coors Brewers Ltd (formerly Bass Brewers Ltd), Molson Coors Brewing Company (which produces Carling and Worthington Bitter), Marston, Thompson and Evershed plc (bought by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries and renamed Marstons plc). The Marston's Brewery produces its own brands, draught Marston's Pedigree, draught Hobgoblin and also draught Bass. The town's proud connection with the brewing industry is celebrated by a bronze sculpture commissioned in 1977 by James Walter Butler and depicts a local craftsman making a barrel. It originally stood opposite the market and despite opposition from many townspeople was moved to its present location inside the Cooper's Square Shopping Centre in 1994.
The National Brewery Centre celebrates the town's brewing heritage and is its biggest tourist attraction, aside from Claymills Pumping Station, which is a restored Victorian sewage pumping station.