[Baypiggies] Don't be scared! :)

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Fri Oct 26 20:24:14 CEST 2012

Let me second this -- Tornado is great.  Easy to use, easy to
understand.  And the code is fun to read, very nicely written.
It's not Twisted at all.


Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> (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 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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