Infrastructure and applications were the first to be available on the cloud computing services in the form of Infra as a Service or IaaS (e.g. Amazon Web Services) and Software as a Service or SaaS (e.g. Salesforce).
Later, middleware services too were available in the cloud. But middleware constitutes a lot of things like application development, application deployment, integration services, identity services, and other platform services. All these services are lumped together under Platform as a Service or PaaS (e.g. Heroku).
In this context, those services that primarily offer application development and deployment are referred to as application Platform as a Service or aPaaS (e.g. WaveMaker low-code platform) while PaaS refers to the entire spectrum of middleware as a service offering.
The right aPaaS platform brings speed and agility to the entire application lifecycle, paving way for frictionless enterprise application delivery.
Consider the following capabilities while making your decision.
Drag-and-drop UI creation for faster development and change management
Create responsive hybrid apps available across devices and form factors
One-click deployment with the option to run on-prem and multi-cloud
Access the library of out-of-the-box templates to start app UI development
Integrate with popular authentication providers and control authorization
Build applications iteratively
Provision application software instantly
Scale applications on-demand
Integrate apps seamlessly
Deploy applications in minutes