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Django vs Tornado: What are the differences?

What is Django? The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

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 and Tornado can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

"Rapid development" is the primary reason why developers consider Django over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Tornado.

Django and Tornado are both open source tools. It seems that Django with 42.3K GitHub stars and 18.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Tornado with 17.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Django has a broader approval, being mentioned in 979 company stacks & 882 developers stacks; compared to Tornado, which is listed in 69 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

What is Django?

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

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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    Rails
    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
    Laravel
    Laravel is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. We believe development must be an enjoyable, creative experience to be truly fulfilling. Laravel attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
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    MOKA Analytics uses DjangoDjango

    Django takes the hassle out of building an enterprise web application using Python.

    • admin app for administration
    • ORM for deploying against different database vendors
    • social auth package for authentication with enterprise IdP
    • guardian package for authorization
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    Yaakov Gesher uses DjangoDjango

    Our backend was written in Django. We took advantage of the ready-to-go admin interface as a go-to solution for the client to be able to authorize his users, as well as other functionality, while most of the work was done through the Django Rest Framework.

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    Blair Gemmer uses DjangoDjango

    Hands down the best Python web framework I've used. Very easy to extend and add apps and go from 0 to full project quickly and painlessly. I built a fully authenticated project with a single endpoint in less than 30 minutes.

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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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    Kang Hyeon Ku uses DjangoDjango

    정말 편리하고 많은것을 알아서 제공해 주는 프레임워크 이다. 책의 예제만 진행해서 많이 써보지는 못했지만, 쉽게 쉽게 웹을 개발 할 수 있는 점이 매력적 이다. 게다가 orm 이 기본으로 내장 되어 있고 db 도 sqlite 가 기본으로 되어있어. 그냥 django 만 설치하면 바로 웹개발이 가능하다.

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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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    Seungkwon Park uses DjangoDjango

    django는 저의 무기입니다.

    django 이외에 flask로 간단한 restful api를 만들면서 느낀점은 framework 보다 언어가 중요하다는것을 알았고 django가 얼마나 큰 framework인지 알게되었습니다.

    저는 signal 사용을 좋아합니다.

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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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