The Serverless Framework is an open-source development tool and framework that simplifies the deployment and management of serverless applications. It provides a command-line interface (CLI) and configuration files to define and deploy serverless functions and resources across various cloud providers, such as AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions. The Serverless Framework abstracts away the complexities of managing serverless infrastructure, allowing developers to focus on writing code and delivering value.

With the Serverless Framework, developers can define their serverless application using a declarative configuration file written in YAML. This configuration file specifies the functions, event triggers, and associated resources needed for the application. The Serverless Framework handles the infrastructure provisioning, including creating the necessary resources and setting up event triggers. It also provides a local development environment, allowing developers to test their functions locally before deploying to the cloud.

The Serverless Framework supports various programming languages, enabling developers to write serverless functions in their language of choice. It provides a rich ecosystem of plugins and integrations, extending its functionality and allowing for customization and integration with other tools and services. The Serverless Framework also offers features such as logging, monitoring, and automatic scaling, providing visibility and control over the serverless application's performance and scalability.

By using the Serverless Framework, developers can streamline the development, deployment, and management of serverless applications, reducing time-to-market and improving the overall development experience.