Falcor at Netflix with Brian Holt

At Netflix, building a user interface requires data about movies, actors, users, accounts, and much more. If each piece of data is coming from a different source, a programmer has to call each of the services that has access to that data. Falcor is a piece of technology designed at Netflix to solve this problem.
Falcor creates a unified JSON model of all of the data you could want–and Netflix engineer Brian Holt joins us today to discuss how Falcor works. We also discuss React, ES6, and JavaScript at Netflix, and Brian explains why Falcor is extremely similar to GraphQL, and why that is OK.