Celery vs Django Channels: What are the differences?
Developers describe Celery as "Distributed task queue". Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well. On the other hand, Django Channels is detailed as "It extends Django's abilities beyond HTTP - to handle WebSockets, chat protocols, IoT protocols". It does this by taking the core of Django and adding a fully asynchronous layer underneath, running Django itself in a synchronous mode but handling connections and sockets asynchronously, and giving you the choice to write in either style.
Celery can be classified as a tool in the "Message Queue" category, while Django Channels is grouped under "Frameworks (Full Stack)".
Celery and Django Channels are both open source tools. It seems that Celery with 13.1K GitHub stars and 3.36K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Django Channels with 3.94K GitHub stars and 542 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Celery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 355 company stacks & 455 developers stacks; compared to Django Channels, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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