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Farfetched 1.0 is scheduled for release in the end of 2024. All future releases before it would be focused on API clean up and stability improvements. Please, read Releases policy and Roadmap to get more details.

Farfetched is a missing data-fetching library for frontend, in more technical terms, it makes fetching, caching, synchronizing and updating server state in your web applications a breeze.

Why Farfetched?

Let's imagine that you can a pretty simple task: fetch a list of items from the server. And we have to add some extras — validate responses because server can be unreliable, retries in case of network errors, and so on. It's not a big deal, but it's a lot of boilerplate code that you have to write every time you need to fetch something.

Here is how you can do it without Farfetched
async function fetchItems() {
  const response = await fetch('/api/items', {
    method: 'GET',
  if (!reponse.ok) {
    throw new Error('Failed to fetch');
  const parsed = await response.json(); // Can be failed
  const valid = validateAgainsContract(parsed, ItemsResponseContract);
  if (!valid) {
    throw new Error('Invalid response');
  return parsed;

let attempt = 0;

async function start(ids) {
  try {
    const items = await fetchItemsByIds(ids);
    return items;
  } catch (error) {
    if (attemptForItems < 3 && error.message === 'Failed to fetch') {
      attemptForItems += 1;
      await new Promise((resolve) => setTimeout(resolve, 1000));
      return start(ids);
    } else {
      throw error;

  .then((items) => {
    console.log('YEAH', items);
  .catch((error) => {
    console.error('OH NO', error);

Let's see how it looks with Farfetched:

Same code with Farfetched
import { createJsonQuery, isNetworkError, retry } from '@farfetched/core';

const itemsQuery = createJsonQuery({
  request: { url: '/api/items', method: 'GET' },
  response: { contract: ItemsResponseContract },

retry(itemsQuery, {
  times: 3,
  delay: 1000,
  filter: isNetworkError,
}); => {
  console.log('YEAH', items);
}); => {
  console.error('OH NO', error);


Pretty cool, right? We love it, and we hope you will too. Read on to learn more about Farfetched.

What's next?

  • Learn Farfetched at your own pace with our amazingly Thorough Tutorial
  • Read framework-specific recommendations for Solid and React
  • See the whole picture in API reference
  • Check out Farfetched's roadmap to stay in the same wavelength with us

Released under the MIT License.