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Falcor is a new approach to APIs

Falcor is a new library open sourced by Netflix, another prominent new company giving back to Open Source. Falcor is described as a JavaScript library for efficient data fetching. It is a radically different approach from the traditional culture of building multiple endpoints.

Falcor introduces the idea that an intuitive API is your model. This means no unnecessary model data will be returned, saving on bandwidth and developer complexity. This is not at all unlike the GraphQL and Relay introduced by Facebook during 2015.

The current trend in front end development is having uncoupled components instead of all-encompassing frameworks like Angular. This means that Falcor can be used together with components and patterns like React and Flux from Facebook.

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Written by Jorgé on Tuesday October 13, 2015

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