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How to use React & Falcor – Simplifying Your Data

Brian Holt, a UI Engineer at Netflix gave an excellent talk at React Rally in Salt Lake City on using Falcor to simplify your data.

Not only does Brian highlight Falcor isn’t a flying weasel, he also explains how powerful Falcor is and why you’d want to use it. Falcor lets you treat your local and remote data in the exact same way. It takes care of the fetching, caching and cache invalidating for you. One of the biggest benefits with Falcor is the caching layer because it allows you to prepopulate it and pull from the cache. Even if you’re pulling both cached data and new data Falcor is smart enough to leverage both.

Given that it was a React conference, Brian talks about how React and Falcor can work together. He put together a good example of component declarations of data dependencies in React and Falcor.

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Ryan Burgess

Ryan Burgess is a Manager, UI Engineering at Netflix in San Francisco, California. Previously at Evernote. Listen to Ryan on the Front End Happy Hour podcast. He's also the creator of, an online-based arts and culture magazine that focuses on graffiti and tattoo art.

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