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A minimal Twitter clone to demonstrate Tornado and MongoDB
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motor Just import motor, assume it's installed
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requirements.txt Don't pin to a particular Motor git version

A trivial Twitter clone. A set of example apps demonstrating asynchronous Python web frameworks with MongoDB.


git clone git:// cd chirp pip install -I -r requirements.txt


  • sync/ Use PyMongo, the standard blocking driver, with Tornado. See the tragic consequences of mixing a blocking driver with a non-blocking web framework.
  • motor/ Use Motor, my non-blocking driver for MongoDB and Tornado.
  • gevent/ Just for completeness, use PyMongo with Gevent.
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