Netlify, an ideal deployment tool for a Front-end developer
If you are a Front-end Developer looking for a tool to deploy your website with a few configs and extras like Continuous Delivery, but Devops world scares you, I recommend you to use Netlify. You can keep a familiar platform like Github, with just two inputs to fill in the interface and you can quickly send your website in production. After you can go further and for instance choose to set environment variables, specially if your website back-end is in Node.js.
Pay attention to logs
Logs are helpful. Don’t hesitate to read all of it before ask for help. For instance the first time I tried to deploy, I had an issue. I thought the logs wasn’t helpful because I saw one “Error” at the bottom but no precision about it. But by reading all the logs, I understood that it was about Yarn. I switched the build command to Npm and it was good.
After the first time, when you push a commit on master, Netlify is notified and deploy the code. Also there is a pre-render. You can easily change the domain and you can add multiple websites for free (for one user).
Don’t need to worry about https
HTTPS is the standard on Google Chrome ? No problem, Netlify provides HTTPS for you.
Read the doc
Netlify allows you to remove logic. With this platform you can create forms, handle logins, add users. It could be handy if you want to set up a quick project.
Personally, I wanted a simple platform to deploy my VuePress website. I chose Netlify because of its simplicity. It’s also a good introduction to devops subjects like Continuous Delivery.
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