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The Evolving State of PaaS, Part 1: Model-Driven PaaS for the Elusive Citizen Developer

The Evolving State of PaaS, Part 1: Model-Driven PaaS for the Elusive Citizen Developer

This IDC study discusses the evolving state of modern PaaS environments and focuses on the model-driven style of PaaS positioned for the citizen developer. A historical perspective is provided to provide an understanding of this complex category and its role in the market, and advice is provided for enterprises looking at leveraging this technology to develop business applications. A future document will focus on deployment-centric application PaaS environments.This IDC study discusses the evolving state of modern PaaS environments and focuses on the model-driven style of PaaS positioned for the citizen developer. A historical perspective is provided to provide an understanding of this complex category and its role in the market, and advice is provided for enterprises looking at leveraging this technology to develop business applications.PaaS is an overloaded term in the industry, and there is much confusion on its different categories and styles. Enterprises that achieve success and return on investment with model-driven PaaS approach their deployment with strategic intent. They invest in the training required and engage IT departments in the process of platform selection and in the software development process.


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Situation Overview
Different Categories, Forms, and Styles of PaaS
Categories of PaaS
Forms of PaaS
Styles of Application PaaS
The Model-Driven Roots of PaaS
The Rewards and Challenges of Model-Driven PaaS
Future Outlook
The Rise of the Citizen Developer
Knowledge Worker Skills and Platform App Range
The Full Life Cycle of Building Apps
The Software Revolution and the True Role of the Citizen Developer
Essential Guidance
Enterprise Considerations for Using PaaS
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