The Front-ender – Just a new name for the same old game

I am often asked “what does a ‘front-ender’ do?”  My response has usually been, we start where the files are served out over http(s) all the way to the user.  We work in the jsp, or whatever file will be served up.  We handle the presentation and the interaction. We deal with: CSS/HTML/JavaScript, ActionScript/Flash, Silverlight, whatever. We handle… and it goes on and on.  Not a very concise answer.  It becomes a rather complicated answer very quickly.

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