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io.js vs Tornado: What are the differences?

io.js: A friendly fork of Node.js with an open governance model. io.js is a JavaScript platform built on Chrome's V8 runtime. This project began as a fork of Joyent's Node.js and is compatible with the npm ecosystem; 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.

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

"Compatible with NPM" is the top reason why over 6 developers like io.js, while over 34 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Tornado.

Tornado is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 4.98K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Tornado's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Tornado has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to io.js, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is io.js?

io.js is a JavaScript platform built on Chrome's V8 runtime. This project began as a fork of Joyent's Node.js and is compatible with the npm ecosystem.

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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      Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
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      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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      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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      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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