A Beginner’s Guide to Python Tornado

The web is a big place now. We need to support thousands of clients at a time and here comes Tornado. Tornado is a Python web framework and asynchronous network library, originally developed at FriendFreed.

Tornado uses non-blocking network-io. Due to this, it can handle thousands of active server connections. It is a saviour for applications where long polling and a large number of active connections are maintained.

Tornado is not like most Python frameworks. It’s not based on WSGI while it supports some features of WSGI using module…



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