Tornado vs Twisted: What are the differences?
Developers describe Tornado as "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. On the other hand, Twisted is detailed as "Event-driven networking engine written in Python". 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.
Tornado and Twisted can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
"Open source" is the top reason why over 34 developers like Tornado, while over 4 developers mention "Easy-to-understand concurrency" as the leading cause for choosing Twisted.
Tornado and Twisted are both open source tools. Tornado with 18K GitHub stars and 4.98K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Twisted with 3.44K GitHub stars and 878 GitHub forks.
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