gevent-socketio is a Python implementation of the Socket.IO protocol, developed originally for Node.js by LearnBoost and then ported to other languages. Socket.IO enables real-time web communications between a browser and a server, using a WebSocket-like API. One aim of this project is to provide a single gevent-based API that works across the different WSGI-based web frameworks out there (Pyramid, Pylons, Flask, web2py, Django, etc...). Only ~3 lines of code are required to tie-in gevent-socketio in your framework. Note: you need to use the gevent python WSGI server to use gevent-socketio.
Most of the gevent-socketio implementation is pure Python. There is an obvious dependency on gevent, and another on gevent-websocket. There are integration examples for Pyramid, Flask, Django and BYOF (bring your own framework!).
Documentation and References
You can read the renderered Sphinx docs at:
Discussion and questions happen on the mailing list:
or in the Github issue tracking:
You can also contact the maintainer:
You can install with standard Python methods:
pip install gevent-socketio
or from source:
git clone git://github.com/abourget/gevent-socketio.git cd gevent-socketio python setup.py install
For development, run instead of install:
python setup.py develop
If you want to do all of that in a virtualenv, run:
virtualenv env . env/bin/activate python setup.py develop # or install