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Django Socket Server

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Django Socket Server


  1. Install django-socket-server:

    pip install django-socket-server
  2. Add socket_server to INSTALLED_APPS:


Create a in an application of your project.

django-socket-server will discover the socket files that are in applications installed against Django.

An example looks like this:

from socket_server.namespace import EventNamespace

class Namespace(EventNamespace):

    def client_connected(self, client):
        super(Namespace, self).client_connected(client)

        print 'Send ping'
        self.emit_to(client, 'ping')

    def register_callbacks(self):
        return {
            'pong': self.pong

    def pong(self, client, **kwargs):
        print 'Received pong event'

Messages are sent and received in JSON, and always contain an event key. This key is then mapped to callbacks, added inside register_callbacks.

You can specify a namespace name using the name property like so:

class Namespace(EventNamespace):
    name = 'pingpong'

If you do not specify a name, the app name will be used by default.

Start Socket Server

Use the management command provided to start the socket server: python start_socket.

You may pass an optional –port to override the default port of 3000.

Client connection

The above example would expose the following: ws://localhost:3000/pingpong


The full documentation is at


0.0.1 (2015-01-01)

  • First release on PyPI.

0.0.2 (2015-01-30)

  • Added python client classes

0.0.3 (2015-01-30)

  • Catch server shutdown and pass to namespaces

0.0.4 (2015-02-01)

  • Remove debugging and add “room” event errors

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