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What is gevent?

It is a coroutine -based Python networking library that uses greenlet to provide a high-level synchronous API on top of the libev or libuv event loop.
gevent is a tool in the Web Servers category of a tech stack.
gevent is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to gevent's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses gevent?

8 companies reportedly use gevent in their tech stacks, including Spekit Platform, 1000mercis, and Blue Shell Games.

22 developers on StackShare have stated that they use gevent.

gevent Integrations

gevent's Features

  • Fast event loop based on libev or libuv
  • Lightweight execution units based on greenlets
  • API that re-uses concepts from the Python standard library (for examples there are events and queues)
  • Cooperative sockets with SSL support
  • Cooperative DNS queries performed through a threadpool, dnspython, or c-ares
  • Monkey patching utility to get 3rd party modules to become cooperative
  • TCP/UDP/HTTP servers
  • Subprocess support (through gevent.subprocess)
  • Thread pools

gevent Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to gevent?
This module provides infrastructure for writing single-threaded concurrent code using coroutines, multiplexing I/O access over sockets and other resources, running network clients and servers, and other related primitives.
Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.
By using non-blocking network I/O, Tornado can scale to tens of thousands of open connections, making it ideal for long polling, WebSockets, and other applications that require a long-lived connection to each user.
Twisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python and licensed under the open source ​MIT license. Twisted runs on Python 2 and an ever growing subset also works with Python 3. Twisted also supports many common network protocols, including SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSHv2, and DNS.
Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
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gevent's Followers
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