Note: The examples used below are highly simplified. I made it up for the sake of the article. Of course, you’ll want to be more sophisticated in your approach for a real-life business example.

The idea for the Backend-For-Frontend pattern came from the software engineers at SoundCloud. Phil Calçado (one of the creators) gave an architectural explanation of the pattern, so you can go give it a look here.

Why the BFF pattern?

Let’s use a case study.

Suppose you are building an application for a Real estate firm, which allows users to view properties for sale, and probably book appointments or something.

The…


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This article walks us through the advances in dynamic web development, and how we can improve the dynamic nature of our web apps.

So, before now, the web was just a bunch of static HTML pages. Send a request for a page, wait, get the content of the page — content already hand-typed by the web developer. Good old days.

It wasn’t long after until the need for dynamic pages became obvious (I wonder why 🙃 ), and developers sought a way to dynamically control the final content rendered to the client (which is the web browser).

I won’t bore…

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