Recently I spoke about Netlify in a lightning talk at ACM@UC. Netlify is a PaaS (platform as a service) that makes life easier for developers to create and maintain modern web applications. It’s perfect for serverless back-ends (backed by AWS Lambda) and static front-ends with dynamic functionality (authentication, forms, etc.).
Netlify dev is a great command line tool and development environment. It simplifies your local development workflow and aids in deploying to the Netlify platform.
Note: I’m not sponsored by Netlify, I just like their platform!