What is a platform-as-a-service? How can you leverage a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to develop and take your next generation idea to the marketplace? Platform-as-a-service is an emerging cloud technology that will change the way developers build and deploy applications. This book provides an overview of what a PaaS is, how you can use PaaS for application development, and what the advantages/disadvantages of a PaaS.

This book is the first in a series called “Platform-as-a-Service Reviews”. It provides the basic outline to understand platform-as-a-service offerings in order to aid you in developing your next generation application.

Do you already know about PaaS? Please check out the rest of the books in this series. This series dives into feature sets for major PaaS providers and proceeds to help you choose which PaaS is the best fit for your application development platform. I compare the different PaaS offerings and help highlight their strengths and weaknesses.