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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 21.6K GitHub stars and 5.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Tornado's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Tornado?

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

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

Tornado Integrations

Python, Sentry, Bugsnag, Bokeh, and PyWebIO are some of the popular tools that integrate with Tornado. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Tornado.
Pros of Tornado
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Open source
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So fast
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Great for microservices architecture
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Websockets
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Simple
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Asynchronous
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Python
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Lightweight
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Handles well persistent connexions
Decisions about Tornado

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

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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?
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Git
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GitHub
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Python
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Tornado's Followers
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