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Django Channels vs Tornado: What are the differences?

What is Django Channels? It extends Django's abilities beyond HTTP - to handle WebSockets, chat protocols, IoT protocols. It does this by taking the core of Django and adding a fully asynchronous layer underneath, running Django itself in a synchronous mode but handling connections and sockets asynchronously, and giving you the choice to write in either style.

What is 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.

Django Channels and Tornado can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

Django Channels and Tornado are both open source tools. Tornado with 18.1K GitHub stars and 5.01K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Django Channels with 3.94K GitHub stars and 542 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Tornado has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 134 developers stacks; compared to Django Channels, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

What is Django Channels?

It does this by taking the core of Django and adding a fully asynchronous layer underneath, running Django itself in a synchronous mode but handling connections and sockets asynchronously, and giving you the choice to write in either style.

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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        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.
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        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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        Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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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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        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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        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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