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.