Kenneth and Wynn caught up with Glyph Lefkowitz from Twisted to talk about the project and evented programming in Python.
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Notes and Links
- Glyph Lefkowitz is creator of Twisted.
- Twisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python.
- Twisted has its origin in the game Divmod Imaginary.
- Glyph says Twisted programming is easier than programming with gevent and eventlet.
- Twisted.web is the most popular package, but Twisted supports a wide range of other protocols in addtion to HTTP including NNTP, IMAP, SSH, IRC, FTP, and others.
- Twisted even supports IO Completion Ports on Windows.
- Twisted’s non-blocking approach makes it great for GUI programming via GTK+, wxPython, and more, even Pygame.
- Glyph expands on his blog post drawing distinctions between Tornado and Twisted.
- Benchmark nerds should check out speed.twistedmatrix.com.
- Dustin Sallings ported Tornado to Twisted’s low-level networking stack and eliminated over 1,200 lines of code.
- Twisted success stories include LucasFilm, HipChat, TweetDeck, Justin.tv, and more.
- Twisted also powers OpenStack, used by Nasa to run its cloud.
- Glyph is proud of his rock star sister Sara.
- Twisted tracks high scores for community involvement in 8-bit beauty.
- Free Changelog stickers for the first person to @reply us with Glyph’s real name.