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Falcon

High-performance Python framework for building cloud APIs and web app backends
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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 8.6K GitHub stars and 859 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Falcon's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Falcon?

Companies
20 companies reportedly use Falcon in their tech stacks, including GAPO, Pier, and Aplines.

Developers
58 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Falcon.

Falcon Integrations

Pros of Falcon
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Python
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FAST
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Minimal
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REST oriented
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Well designed
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Open source
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Powerful
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Really Light Weight
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Easy to develop and maintain applications
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Documentation
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Easy to deploy
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Easy to get started
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Its simple while not limited
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Faster
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Decisions about Falcon

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Falcon in their tech stack.

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Hello All, I have concerns about which framework to use in my case. I'm working on a project that uses TensorFlow for implementing CNN and image processing, it also deals with a huge dataset. Shall I implement the rest APIs in Phalcon because of its speed and great performance or Falcon since I'm working with TensorFlow and doing image processing steps?

PS: APIs are to receive the image from the user, and call *.py files to execute image processing steps and CNN Thanks In Advance :D

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I'm planning on building an android app using Flutter (I will be making ios too later) It's a social media type application. I'm confused about what framework to choose from Django, Flask and Falcon.

(please inform if I should provide more detail about something)

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Falcon's Features

  • 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?
Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
ExpressJS
Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
Django REST framework
It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
Sinatra
Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
Koa
Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.
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Falcon's Followers
184 developers follow Falcon to keep up with related blogs and decisions.