[Baypiggies] Don't be scared! :)

Marc Abramowitz msabramo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 23:30:15 CEST 2012

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Bill Janssen <janssen at parc.com> wrote:

> 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.

I'll third it. I used Tornado a few years ago for a small skunkworks
project and it was easy to pick up with almost no Twisted experience. Heck,
it's probably even easier now because it's been a few years and the
documentation might've improved.  The async/callback part of course draws
comparison to Twisted, but Twisted is much more general and ambitious in
that it tries to cover all networking protocols from Web to SSH to SMTP,
etc., etc. (and the Web stuff in Twisted was the hardest for me to grok for
some reason). Tornado is really focused on HTTP and web pages so Django is
not a bad comparison and perhaps an even better comparison is something
like Flask since Django is more full-stack, has an ORM, etc.
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