What is Netlify?

Netlify is a cloud computing platform that allows us (particularly front-end developers) to quickly build, test, and deploy websites and web applications. We don't need technical knowledge or the ability to write in a unique language to deploy our web application. It simply connects to our Git provider (such as GitHub), selects a repository to deploy, pulls the source code, and allows us to build and deploy our application.

We have three options for deploying our application: drag and drop, project import, and the command line method. All of these methods apply to various scenarios. For example, we can build our application locally and visit Netlify's website and drop to upload the static files by directly using the drag-and-drop interface; this provides us with a URL we can share with others.

Get hands-on with 1200+ tech skills courses.