[Chicago] Facebook open sources FriendFeed's real-time Python web framework, Tornado

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 19:52:09 CEST 2009

This may be of interest to fellow Chipynauts:

"FriendFeed's web server is a relatively simple, non-blocking web
server written in Python. The FriendFeed application is written using
a web framework that looks a bit like web.py or Google's webapp, but
with additional tools and optimizations to take advantage of the
non-blocking web server and tools."

Docs: http://www.tornadoweb.org/documentation

It uses epoll (from Linux kernel), interesting.

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