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Feathers is an open-source web framework for building real-time applications. It provides a RESTful API, but also supports for WebSockets and other real-time communication protocols. Feathers integrates different backend environments such as Express or Hapi with many frontend technologies like React, Angular, and Vue.js to create intuitive full-stack platforms. The framework uses the service-oriented architecture pattern to organize code into reusable modules that can be easily shared between client and server sides of the application which simplifies development of applications that require extensive communication between client-side and server-side components. Feathers comes with plugins that add authentication, database support (via either relational databases like MySQL or non-relational databases like MongoDB), websockets functionality for enabling real-time data exchange between clients and servers significantly reducing time spent on setup.

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