Tornado vs. Rocket vs. Twisted

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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.

What is Rocket?

Rocket is a web framework for Rust that makes it simple to write fast web applications without sacrificing flexibility or type safety. All with minimal code.

What is Twisted?

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.

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Why do developers choose Tornado?
Why do you like Tornado?

Why do developers choose Rocket?
Why do you like Rocket?

Why do developers choose Twisted?
Why do you like Twisted?

What are the cons of using Tornado?
No Cons submitted yet for Tornado
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What are the cons of using Rocket?
No Cons submitted yet for Rocket
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What are the cons of using Twisted?
No Cons submitted yet for Twisted
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What companies use Tornado?
75 companies on StackShare use Tornado
What companies use Rocket?
5 companies on StackShare use Rocket
What companies use Twisted?
9 companies on StackShare use Twisted
What tools integrate with Tornado?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Tornado
What tools integrate with Rocket?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Rocket
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Tornado, Rocket, and Twisted?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

See all alternatives to Tornado



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