Why spend time building things that you can buy or rent?
For those who have never heard of the term “BaaS” before, it stands for “Backend as a Service” and refers to third-party API services that can be integrated into your applications to build out specific functionality quickly.
For example, imagine how much work it’d take your team to build a single sign-on service for your product along with an admin interface for provisioning and managing user permissions. Sound like a pain? Well good news, there are plenty of services that you can drop-in to achieve this without writing a single line of server code.
In fact, these days there are a number of successful companies who have been able to produce compelling products with barely any of their own server-side code.
In this article, we’ll introduce five API service providers that address common features and take a look at how they work.