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What is Escher?

A web server for 2016. Escher's built-in web server allows you to create interactive UIs with very little code. It takes care of messaging between Julia and the browser under-the-hood. It can also hot-load code: you can see your UI evolve as you save your changes to it.

What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.

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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        Node.js
        Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
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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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        Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
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        It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It 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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        datapile uses PlayPlay

        Play is a central framework/component/library (not sure what to call things these days) in Scala. We <3 Scala, and therefore we <3 Play.

        Play is on of several frameworks we are prototyping and vetting for various public-facing websites, and may ultimately be the framework behind the main datapile.io website.

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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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        Stanislaus Madueke uses PlayPlay

        I used Play to build a configuration UI for the service, which let you create and manage the menus (a hierarchical tree of options and actions).

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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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        Ascendify uses PlayPlay

        Moving some micro services to Play Framework with Scala

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        papaver uses PlayPlay

        used play at talenthouse. uber powerful backend.

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        Jovi Kao uses PlayPlay

        API server framework

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