Falcon vs Tornado: What are the differences?
What is Falcon? High-performance Python framework for building cloud APIs and web app backends. Falcon is a minimalist WSGI library for building speedy web APIs and app backends. We like to think of Falcon as the Dieter Rams of web frameworks.
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.
Falcon belongs to "Microframeworks (Backend)" category of the tech stack, while Tornado can be primarily classified under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
"Python" is the primary reason why developers consider Falcon over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Tornado.
Falcon and Tornado are both open source tools. Tornado with 17.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Falcon with 6.74K GitHub stars and 700 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Tornado has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Falcon, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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