Definition - What does Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) mean?
Backend-as-a-service (BaaS) is a cloud computing service model that serves as the middleware that provides developers with ways to connect their Web and mobile applications to cloud services via application programming interfaces (API) and software developers' kits (SDK). Compared to other service models in the cloud computing environment, BaaS is rather new and there is a limited number of available providers.
Backend-as-a-service is also known as mobile backend as a service (MBaas),
Techopedia explains Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS)
Although BaaS features a lot of benefits, it is also important to take the construction of the user-interface (UI) into consideration because it is in direct communication with end users. The UI's job is to connect the application to any third party or proprietary APIs connected to the backend. The key downside to BaaS services is vendor lock-in.
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