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Websocket support for Django using Redis as datastore

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Websockets for Django applications using Redis as message queue

This module implements websockets on top of Django without requiring any additional framework. For messaging it uses the [Redis]( datastore and in a production environment, it is intended to work under [uWSGI]( and behind [NGiNX](

You can find detailed documentation on [ReadTheDocs](


  • Largely scalable for Django applications with hundreds of open websocket connections.
  • Runs in a cooperative concurrency model, thus only one thread/process is simultaneously required to control all open websockets.
  • Full control over the main loop during development, so Django can be started as usual with ./ runserver.
  • No dependencies to any other asynchronous event driven framework, such as Tornado, Flask or Node.js.
  • The only additional requirement is a running instance of Redis, which by the way is a good replacement for memcached.

Build status

Currently, unit tests require a running Redis datastore, therefore they hav to run locally and can’t be deployed on Travis-CI.


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Copyright (c) 2013 Jacob Rief Licensed under the MIT license.

Release History

  • 0.1.0 - initial revision

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