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A Haskell library that simplifies access to remote data, such as databases or web-based services.

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Haxl is a Haskell library that simplifies access to remote data, such as databases or web-based services. Haxl can automatically

  • batch multiple requests to the same data source,
  • request data from multiple data sources concurrently,
  • cache previous requests,
  • memoize computations.

Having all this handled for you behind the scenes means that your data-fetching code can be much cleaner and clearer than it would otherwise be if it had to worry about optimizing data-fetching. We'll give some examples of how this works in the pages linked below.

There are two Haskell packages here:

To use Haxl in your own application, you will likely need to build one or more data sources: the thin layer between Haxl and the data that you want to fetch, be it a database, a web API, a cloud service, or whatever.

There is a generic datasource in "Haxl.DataSource.ConcurrentIO" that can be used for performing arbitrary IO operations concurrently, given a bit of boilerplate to define the IO operations you want to perform.

The

haxl-facebook
package shows how we might build a Haxl data source based on the existing
fb
package for talking to the Facebook Graph API.

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Contributing

We welcome contributions! See CONTRIBUTING for details on how to get started, and our Code of Conduct.

License

Haxl uses the BSD 3-clause License, as found in the LICENSE file.

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