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Websocket support for Django using Redis as datastore

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Websockets for Django using Redis as message queue

This module implements websockets on top of Django without requiring any additional framework. For messaging it uses the [Redis](http://redis.io/) datastore and in a production environment, it is intended to work under [uWSGI](http://projects.unbit.it/uwsgi/) and behind [NGiNX](http://nginx.com/).

You can find detailed documentation on [ReadTheDocs](http://django-websocket-redis.readthedocs.org/en/latest/).

Features

  • Largely scalable for Django applications with hundreds of open websocket connections.
  • Runs in a cooperative concurrency model using [gevent](http://www.gevent.org/), 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 ./manage.py runserver.
  • No dependency to any other asynchronous event driven framework, such as Tornado, Twisted or Node.js.
  • The only additional requirement is a running instance of Redis, which by the way is a good replacement for memcached.

Questions

Please use the issue tracker to ask questions.

License

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

Release History

  • 0.1.1 - instead of CLI monkey patching, explicitly patch the redis.connection.socket using gevent.socket
  • 0.1.0 - initial revision

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