Foxx – a lightweight Javascript application framework for ArangoDB

Edit: From version 1.4 the ArangoDB user manual available online also includes the documentation for FOXX. For the last months we have been working on Foxx – a brand new Javascript framework on top of the upcoming version of the free and open source NoSQL database ArangoDB. Foxx allows you to build APIs directly on top of the database and therefore skip the middleman (Rails, Django, Symfony or whatever your favorite web framework is). Foxx is designed with simplicity and the specific use case of modern client-side MVC frameworks in mind. There are a couple of very interesting scenarios for Foxx: * You want to build a Single Page Web Application: most of the business logic is in the Javascript frontend. The backend’s most important task is to persist the data and send data to the client plus a bit of auth, modify, validate logic.  In this case ArangoDB plus a Foxx application is all you need as a backend. * Another use case is a mobile app either native or HTML5. Again you’ll have most of the logic already in the frontend (the app in this case). With Foxx you can create your API very easily. And as you don’t have a large full-size MVC stack included, your backend will be very, very fast. You might want to consider Foxx even as lightweig

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