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Building an application: As easy as using a website

Building an application: As easy as using a website

April 15, 2014 0 Comments

It's possible to gain powerful app development tools with very little code editing.

It's possible to gain powerful app development tools with very little code editing.

Working with application development Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployments, even those with a full suite of features, can be remarkably easy. It is a mistake to assume that one of these interfaces needs to be complex or inaccessible to non-IT employees to be powerful. Today, building an application can be as easy as using a consumer-facing website.

Pointing and clicking are in, reducing coding time for some creation tasks. There are two poles when it comes to app development: the power and simplicity of the PaaS solution. When business leaders find an option that combines both of these traits, they gain a valuable utility.

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Securing a PaaS solution that is powerful enough to meet today's business needs is important. Coming up short in this regard may cause significant problems, but every company's needs are different. It benefits leaders to ensure that their chosen solution meets their own set of criteria. This might include mobile functionality or the ability to integrate a number of business processes into the structure of the resulting apps.

Such a checklist should be especially strict for businesses that distribute their software to others. Independent software vendors (ISVs) want to ensure that the PaaS contains multi-tenancy features that keep information for each client and distributor distinct and safe. ISVs count on their applications to form their reputation with customers, meaning any PaaS must be capable of creating applications that meet client expectations and compete in the marketplace. Developers may think this requires a complex or overwhelming interface, but that is no longer true.

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Today's PaaS development interfaces enable many important tasks without demanding that users make changes at the code level. Leading systems are designed to make editing apps simple for business employees without in-depth training, and more efficient than ever for professionals. PaaS can be as simple as commercial websites.

Michelle Tackabery

An experienced content and social media marketing professional, Michelle writes frequently about the practical applications of information technology.

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