In my opinion, platform as as service (PaaS) is the most innovative service model in cloud computing.
It is also the least well understood, and has the highest confusion factor.
One way to think of an important PaaS variant is as websites that are used by other software, rather than humans. So Twitter exposes a PaaS model for other applications (such as phone apps) to use. The technology to do that is called an API (application programming interface), and it turns Twitter into a software component that you can program. Hence the phrase: the programmable web.
Want to read more about this, and see some application examples? Have a look at this great presentation. (Note: only the first slide is in Dutch. API Koning is a homophone word play alluding to king of the Apes, or API’s in this case.)
Setup API Introductie
For even more information look at Anne Helmond’s blog post on APIs.
Do a FREE course
Are you not sure if you are ready to start a full CCSK training yet? Then this course is perfect for you. It will give you a good idea of how worthwhile it is to go for the CCSK certification. You will also cover some of the basics that are required for the full course.
And the best thing? It’s for free! Click on the button below and start learning about CCSK v4.