Kurt Griffiths is creating Falcon
4

patrons

$90
per month
Falcon is a bare-metal web API framework for building very fast app backends and micro-services in Python. My goal is to help developers around the world scale highly responsive applications for their users. Thank you to all the awesome supporters who make this project possible! 

Why Falcon?
  • Improve your UX by reducing latency in your app or game. Spend less time waiting on the backend.
  • Design custom solutions that aren't possible with more opinionated frameworks. Get the flexibility you need, wherever you need it.
  • Scale your app with fewer servers. Reduce operational expenses and free up cash to spend on making your app even better.

Framework Highlights

  • Highly-optimized, extensible code base
  • Intuitive routing via URI templates and REST-inspired resource classes
  • Easy access to headers and bodies
  • DRY request processing via middleware components and hooks
  • Idiomatic HTTP error responses
  • Straightforward exception handling
  • Snappy unit testing through WSGI helpers and mocks
  • CPython 2.7, PyPy 2/3, and CPython 3.4+ support
  • ~20% speed boost when Cython is available

Upcoming Features (Dependent on Backing)

  • ASGI/asyncio support 
  • websocket routing 
  • Native multipart/form-data handling
  • Debugging server
  • ...and more!

Over the past few years, Falcon's popularity has skyrocketed, and the framework is used today by a number of large and small businesses around the world. This has created a major challenge for me in terms of continuing to provide timely support to developers while adding additional requested features to the framework.

In July of 2017 I made the decision to leave Rackspace so that I could focus on directly helping web designers and developers succeed with their projects. As part of this work, I would like to continue supporting and developing the Falcon framework, but I need your help.

Your patronage helps support the continued development and maintenance of the Falcon framework. Your generous contribution not only goes directly to support my own work on the project, but also helps subsidize the cost for John Vrbanac (jmvrbanac) and other community leaders to develop new features and to engage with the community at PyCon and other venues.

Thank you for your support!

Kurt Griffiths (kgriffs)
Tiers
Copper Backer
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • A personal thank you from me for supporting open source software.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
  • Your generous support will go toward supporting the community, developing great new features, and improving the documentation.
Bronze Backer
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • 1x glow-in-the-dark Falcon button to put on your backpack (or anywhere else you like).
  • Your name will be added to the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
  • Your generous support will go toward developing great new features, further optimizing performance, and improving the documentation.
Silver Backer
$15 or more per month 1 patron
  • Your small logo or avatar will be displayed on the Home page and in the docs. 
  • 1x Falcon T-shirt.
  • 1x glow-in-the-dark Falcon button to put on your backpack (or anywhere else you like).
  • Your name will be featured at the top of the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
Gold Backer
$75 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
  • Priority same-day support channel access on Gitter for everyone on your team.
  • Your medium logo or avatar will be displayed on the Home page and in the docs. 
  • Your company or personal name will be featured in the README.rst file on GitHub.
  • 2x Falcon T-shirts.
  • 5x glow-in-the-dark Falcon buttons to share.
  • Your name will be featured at the top the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
Platinum Backer
$250 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Priority same-day support channel access on Gitter for everyone on your team.
  • Prioritized feature requests and bug fixes.
  • Your large logo or avatar will be displayed on the Home page and in the docs. 
  • Your company or personal name or will be featured in the README.rst file on GitHub.
  • 5x Falcon T-shirts.
  • 10x glow-in-the-dark Falcon buttons to share.
  • Your name will be featured at the top of the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
Goals
$90 of $200 per month
I will start development of Falcon 2.0 and work on Falcon during the PyCon US sprints.
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Falcon is a bare-metal web API framework for building very fast app backends and micro-services in Python. My goal is to help developers around the world scale highly responsive applications for their users. Thank you to all the awesome supporters who make this project possible! 

Why Falcon?
  • Improve your UX by reducing latency in your app or game. Spend less time waiting on the backend.
  • Design custom solutions that aren't possible with more opinionated frameworks. Get the flexibility you need, wherever you need it.
  • Scale your app with fewer servers. Reduce operational expenses and free up cash to spend on making your app even better.

Framework Highlights

  • Highly-optimized, extensible code base
  • Intuitive routing via URI templates and REST-inspired resource classes
  • Easy access to headers and bodies
  • DRY request processing via middleware components and hooks
  • Idiomatic HTTP error responses
  • Straightforward exception handling
  • Snappy unit testing through WSGI helpers and mocks
  • CPython 2.7, PyPy 2/3, and CPython 3.4+ support
  • ~20% speed boost when Cython is available

Upcoming Features (Dependent on Backing)

  • ASGI/asyncio support 
  • websocket routing 
  • Native multipart/form-data handling
  • Debugging server
  • ...and more!

Over the past few years, Falcon's popularity has skyrocketed, and the framework is used today by a number of large and small businesses around the world. This has created a major challenge for me in terms of continuing to provide timely support to developers while adding additional requested features to the framework.

In July of 2017 I made the decision to leave Rackspace so that I could focus on directly helping web designers and developers succeed with their projects. As part of this work, I would like to continue supporting and developing the Falcon framework, but I need your help.

Your patronage helps support the continued development and maintenance of the Falcon framework. Your generous contribution not only goes directly to support my own work on the project, but also helps subsidize the cost for John Vrbanac (jmvrbanac) and other community leaders to develop new features and to engage with the community at PyCon and other venues.

Thank you for your support!

Kurt Griffiths (kgriffs)

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Tiers
Copper Backer
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • A personal thank you from me for supporting open source software.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
  • Your generous support will go toward supporting the community, developing great new features, and improving the documentation.
Bronze Backer
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • 1x glow-in-the-dark Falcon button to put on your backpack (or anywhere else you like).
  • Your name will be added to the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
  • Your generous support will go toward developing great new features, further optimizing performance, and improving the documentation.
Silver Backer
$15 or more per month 1 patron
  • Your small logo or avatar will be displayed on the Home page and in the docs. 
  • 1x Falcon T-shirt.
  • 1x glow-in-the-dark Falcon button to put on your backpack (or anywhere else you like).
  • Your name will be featured at the top of the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
Gold Backer
$75 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
  • Priority same-day support channel access on Gitter for everyone on your team.
  • Your medium logo or avatar will be displayed on the Home page and in the docs. 
  • Your company or personal name will be featured in the README.rst file on GitHub.
  • 2x Falcon T-shirts.
  • 5x glow-in-the-dark Falcon buttons to share.
  • Your name will be featured at the top the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.
Platinum Backer
$250 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Priority same-day support channel access on Gitter for everyone on your team.
  • Prioritized feature requests and bug fixes.
  • Your large logo or avatar will be displayed on the Home page and in the docs. 
  • Your company or personal name or will be featured in the README.rst file on GitHub.
  • 5x Falcon T-shirts.
  • 10x glow-in-the-dark Falcon buttons to share.
  • Your name will be featured at the top of the BACKERS.md file in the Falcon GitHub repo.
  • Access to the exclusive backer-only channel on Gitter.