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Android SDK vs Tornado: What are the differences?

Android SDK: An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment; Tornado: A Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed. 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.

Android SDK and Tornado belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Android development" is the top reason why over 280 developers like Android SDK, while over 34 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Tornado.

Tornado is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 4.98K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Tornado's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Android SDK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1083 company stacks & 905 developers stacks; compared to Tornado, which is listed in 69 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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What is Android SDK?

Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.

What is Tornado?

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.

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      What are some alternatives to Android SDK and Tornado?
      Android Studio
      Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready.
      Ionic
      Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
      Flutter
      Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
      Xamarin
      Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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      Instacart uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      So we very, very early on, we were iOS only, then we thought, well we’re missing out on half of the market. We need to add Android. So we had a friend of ours start working on the Android app, and I had to build the API for him, but I was having a really hard time doing that because I didn’t know what he needed exactly, so I built the first version of the web store over the weekend because I wanted to have a client to consume myself for the API I was building.

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      SpreadServe uses TornadoTornado

      SpreadServe's RealTimeWebServer is built in Tornado. Spreadsheets loaded into SpreadServeEngine instances are projected into browsers using Tornado. Server side recalcs are pushed to the browser using web sockets.

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      Ana Phi Sancho uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Unity and app compatible porposes : software development kit that enables developers to create applications for the Android platform.

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      The Android SDK is the key-component of all Android-based development and had to be included in this stack for sure. We work with the SDK through IntelliJ IDEA and the command-line.

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      papaver uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      last time i used the android sdk was converting the tiktok app to ios. what a mess it was back then. the developer nature of the sdk was apparent vs apples offering.

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      papaver uses TornadoTornado

      setup an api for a client with tornado backend. incredibly fast and lightweight. unfortunately breaks down when using third party libraries which block internally.

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      Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses Android SDKAndroid SDK

      Uso del Android SDK para el desarrollo de aplicaciones para Android con geolocalización, multimedia y almacenamiento en la base de datos.

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      Banyan uses TornadoTornado

      Tornado with Async/Await coroutines provided in Python 3.5 make up for an excellent stack for a micro-service.

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