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Django Channels vs Twisted: 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 Twisted? Event-driven networking engine written in Python. 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.

Django Channels and Twisted can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

Django Channels and Twisted are both open source tools. Django Channels with 3.94K GitHub stars and 542 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Twisted with 3.49K GitHub stars and 890 GitHub forks.

Fivestars, Scrunch, and Least Authority TFA GmbH are some of the popular companies that use Twisted, whereas Django Channels is used by Webscope.io, NUU, and Deepomatic. Twisted has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Django Channels, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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    It works
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    Solid, flexible, powerful

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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 Twisted?

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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What are some alternatives to Django Channels and Twisted?
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.
Celery
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.
Pushpin
Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.
asyncio
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.
REST
An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
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