Facebook Releases Real-time Web Server Tech as Open Source
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"The Web server framework that Facebook will offer as open
source is called Tornado, was written in the Python language and is
designed for quickly processing thousands of simultaneous
connections, the company said Thursday.
"'Tornado is a core piece of infrastructure that powers
FriendFeed's real-time functionality, which we plan to actively
maintain. While Tornado is similar to existing Web-frameworks in
Python ... it focuses on speed and handling large amounts of
simultaneous traffic,' wrote David Recordon, Facebook's open
programs manager, in the Facebook Developer blog.
"'We believe in releasing generically useful infrastructure
components as open source as a way to increase innovation across
the Web,' he added."