BaaS: The Future of Low-Code App Development

| Updated on October 4, 2023

Are you still living in the ’90s? The answer is yes if you’re still manually generating codes for app development. The world of programming has gone far beyond. It is 2022, and low code backends have already throb the hearts of software architects.

With improved productivity, efficient reuse, and an economical budget, low code backends have become the future of programming in no time. 

If you wish to learn more about the future of backends, stay put as we are going to unveil the future prospects of low code app development, i.e., Baas (Backend as a service). But first, if you are wondering “what is BaaS?” Lend me your ears; as we are going to spill the beans.

BaaS (Backend as a Service)

MBaaS (Mobile backend as a service) or BaaS is a platform that ensures the safety of cloud infrastructure and automates the backend side development.

BaaS allows you to hold your focus on client-side development (frontend) while passing on the responsibility of maintaining and running the servers (backend) to the third party. It provides you with tools to generate backend codes and boost the development process.

Feature of BaaS

Some major features of BaaS are listed as follows:

  • Scalable databases
  • Cloud code functions
  • Social media integrations
  • File storage
  • Push notifications

Application programming interfaces (APIs) and Custom software development kits (SDKs) provide these services.

Difference Between Frontend and Backend

Before anything else, you should know that every software application has 2 major parts. 

  • Frontend: It is just the tip of the iceberg in programming. It is the section of software application that involves 20% of the total efforts; This part is visual to the users
  • Backend: This is the major section of any software application and involves 80% of the total effort. However, this part of the app development is not visible to the users.

The Market Growth Rate of BaaS

Owing to the secretive significance of BaaS known to software architects, it has become a major rising wave in today’s world.

Several market analyses and insights have revealed that the expected market size of BaaS is expected to increase from US$ 15060 million in 2020 to US$ 187670 million by 2027.

The expected growth rate of BaaS in the global market is 42.9% from 2021 to 2027.

Why Use BaaS?

There is a huge list of benefits that BaaS offers, but the 2 major benefits are as follows:

  • It helps to scale and manage cloud infrastructure
  • It enhances the speed of backend development

The technical reasons to use BaaS are listed below:

  • Focus on frontend development
  • Standardized coding environment
  • Ready to use features like search, authentication, and data storage
  • Easy app cloning and testing 
  • Excludes redundant stack setup

The Business Advantage of BaaS

With its major tasks revolving around outsourcing cloud management and productivity gain, BaaS is an ideal choice to kick up small and medium-sized business projects. 

Confused? Well, Math makes it easy. Hiring any backend engineer will cost you a minimum of $80k per year, while BaaS while offsetting the cost, provides you quick results.

Major business advantages of BaaS are:

  • Reduce time to market
  • Lower costs
  • Manage cloud infrastructure
  • Few backend developers

The Bottom Line

With super-fast speed, serverless management, scalability, and extremely cheap cost, BaaS is an ideal choice to develop incredible applications for different purposes. Since it was first introduced to date, it has managed to make its strong position in the future global market within no time. Once you pick it, I can bet you’ll stick by it forever!

Adam Green

Adam believes it's pretty cool to be a software expert, but it's much cooler to share all the expertise he has gathered in all his years of experimenting and learning. He is contributing his knowledge and skills to Get Assist and also been featured as a contributor in many popular tech sites.

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