Tornado (web server)

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Tornado
TornadoWebServerLogo.png
Original author(s)FriendFeed
Developer(s)Ben Darnell, Facebook, Bret Taylor
Initial release2009; 9 years ago (2009)
Stable release
5.1.1[1] / September 16, 2018; 58 days ago (2018-09-16)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeWeb server
LicenseApache licence 2.0
Websitewww.tornadoweb.org

Tornado is a scalable, non-blocking web server and web application framework written in Python.[2] It was developed for use by FriendFeed; the company was acquired by Facebook in 2009 and Tornado was open-sourced soon after.[3]

Performance[edit]

Tornado is noted for its high performance. It tries to solve the C10k problem affecting other servers.

Modules[edit]

  • An asynchronous MongoDB driver called Motor.
  • CouchDB drivers called corduroy and trombi.
  • Asynchronous driver for PostgreSQL wrapping psycopg called Momoko

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Release notes".
  2. ^ "Home - tornado - GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  3. ^ "Facebook open-sources real-time FriendFeed facet". CNet. Retrieved 2009-09-10.

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