[Baypiggies] Don't be scared! :)

Wai Yip Tung tungwaiyip at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 26 20:07:32 CEST 2012

Very nice analog. I haven't paid any attention to Tornado so far. 
Frankly it is partly because I have mixed up Twisted with Tornado. Nice 
to know there is a worthy non-blocking web server to consider.

Wai Yip

> Glen Jarvis <mailto:glen at glenjarvis.com>
> Friday, October 26, 2012 10:58 AM
> (Although the subject of this email is absolutely horrible at 
> summarizing the content that the email will contain; I was cute... 
>  And, hopefully got attention :)
> How similar are JavaScript and Java? Mostly just by name - they're 
> completely different technologies and JavaScript was renamed to be 
> JavaScript because Java was hot and it was marketing hype. I still get 
> recruiters who search on "Java", get a hit against "JavaScript" on my 
> resume, and think I'm a perfect fit for the job (and I can't convince 
> them otherwise... argh).
> In the like vein, how similar are Tornado and Twisted? Not the same thing.
> A year or so ago, I was so scared of Tornado. I remember trying to 
> review a talk of Tornado, Twisted, gevent, greenlets, etc. and it was 
> overwhelming. I had no idea on any of it because it was all jumped in 
> my mind...
> I started learning Tornado about a month or so ago. I read this book 
> (free online via sfpl.org <http://sfpl.org> library if you're a 
> member): Introduction to Tornado (Michael Dory, Adam Parrish, and 
> Brenden Berg). It was a pretty good introduction.
> Then, I put tornado to rest for about a month -- I didn't need it 
> immediately. But, what I've learned up to this point is that its 
> actually quite easy. It's more like a Django framework with some 
> different architectural decisions for long polling, less built-in 
> functionality, and a very clean code base.
> Today, I began reviewing this video (don't let the title scare you -- 
> just watch the first 30 minutes for a perfect clean over view -- Mongo 
> isn't even mentioned until the end):
> http://www.10gen.com/presentations/webinar/Asynchronous-MongoDB-with-Python-and-Tornado
> I have to tell you, this is all much easier than it first seemed. If 
> you were scared like me because twisted "twists your mind" and you 
> think "twisted" and "tornado" are similar references to this stuff and 
> thus tornado must "twist your mind too." Oh no. Not the same at all....
> Venture out.  Take a poke at the book and video mentioned above. I 
> think you'll find it's actually quite easy and fun!
> Cheers,
> Glen
> -- 
> "Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does 
> his master's chase. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, 
> bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
> --Henry David Thoreau
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