What is Falcon?
Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.
Falcon is a tool in the Microframeworks (Backend) category of a tech stack.
Falcon is an open source tool with 7.3K GitHub stars and 756 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Falcon's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Falcon?
16 companies reportedly use Falcon in their tech stacks, including HENNGE, Freeth Technologies, and FiveStars.
31 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Falcon.
Why developers like Falcon?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Falcon
- Intuitive routing via URI templates and resource classes
- Easy access to headers and bodies through request and response classes
- Idiomatic HTTP error responses via a handy exception base class
- DRY request processing using global, resource, and method hooks
- Snappy unit testing through WSGI helpers and mocks
- 20% speed boost when Cython is available
- Python 2.6, Python 2.7, PyPy and Python 3.3/3.4 support
Falcon Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Falcon?
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