But that’s just the beginning, as Matt and Chris have shown. They and their team at Netlify have created a whole toolbox of services ready for this kind of web application. Among them is a CMS and an e-commerce service. With these you can basically store all your content inside services and have a build-step compile it out into static pages, basically replacing what a Git repository has been for us with a custom content service API-layer.
But these are not the only services available out there. There are, for instance, some commercial ones like Contentful, which provides a CMS similar to what netlify-cms does. If you prefer on-premise solutions, there are things like Hexo (a blogging system) and Ponzu (another simple CMS implemented in Go).
I already have a couple of ideas for GoGraz where that might come in handy. Same goes for the Meet-The-Meetups.org where we are already fetching some of the content from the meetup.com API. More on that, though, when I actually come around implementing it 😉