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Tornado

A Python web framework and asynchronous networking library, originally developed at FriendFeed
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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.
Tornado is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Tornado is an open source tool with 19.5K GitHub stars and 5.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Tornado's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Tornado?

Companies
82 companies reportedly use Tornado in their tech stacks, including Facebook, Delivery Hero, and HENNGE K.K..

Developers
182 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Tornado.

Tornado Integrations

Public Decisions about Tornado

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Tornado in their tech stack.

Jelena Dedovic

Investigating Tortoise ORM and GINO ORM...

I need to introduce some async ORM with the current stack: Tornado with asyncio loop, AIOHTTP, with PostgreSQL and MSSQL. This project revolves heavily around realtime and due to the realtime requirements, blocking during database access is not acceptable.

Considering that these ORMs are both young projects, I wondered if anybody had some experience with similar stack and these async ORMs?

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Tornado Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Tornado?
Flask
Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
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.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
ASP.NET
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
Laravel
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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Tornado's Followers
324 developers follow Tornado to keep up with related blogs and decisions.