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

Massimo Di Pierro mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu
Fri Sep 18 22:03:50 CEST 2009

I can contribute one more:


- api compatible with cherrypy and very much inspired by it.
- works with cherrypy ssl_handler (to be tested) but will soon have  
its own.
- multithreaded
- can handle requests and responses via chunking (like cherrypy) (but  
not tested yet!)
- should work with python 3 (but not tried yet!)
- 30-50% faster then cherrypy in my tests.

I could use some independent tests and benchmarks.


On Sep 18, 2009, at 2:54 PM, Ian Bicking wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:52 PM, Kumar McMillan
> <kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Benchmarking Ruby in WEBRick is like benchmarking SimpleHTTPServer in
>> Python.  In other words, it's not really fair :)
> There's nothing that unfair about benchmarking SimpleHTTPServer.
> paste.httpserver uses SimpleHTTPServer, and it's not as fast as
> CherryPy (which is still pure Python and I think not entirely unlike
> SimpleHTTPServer, just more streamlined), but it's not terrible.  It's
> certainly nothing like WEBrick.
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