Front End

A computer system term.

Many computer systems have a part that deals with the user. It takes in their commands and presents information. This is called the 'Front End'. It is another name for the 'Human Machine Interface'.

The other part of the system cannot be seen by the user - its purpose is to process the data in some way. This is the 'back-end'.

For example, on teach-ict there is a GCSE quiz with hundreds of questions for you to practice your knowledge. The 'Front-end' is the quiz, but the questions themselves are provided by a 'back-end' that includes a database.

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