Unlocking Performance: A Guide to Async Support in Django

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  • uvicorn

    An ASGI web server, for Python. 🦄

    Uvicorn and Daphne are both ASGI server implementations that can be used with Django to serve your application using the ASGI protocol. Uvicorn is built on top of the uvloop library, which is a fast implementation of the event loop based on libuv, while Daphne is maintained as part of the Django Channels project and was designed to handle the unique requirements of Django applications that utilize asynchronous features, such as real-time updates, bidirectional communication, and long-lived connections.

  • httpx

    A next generation HTTP client for Python. 🦋

    HTTPX is a popular Python library that provides an asynchronous HTTP client, and it can be beneficial for enabling async support in Django. While Django itself does not require HTTPX for async support, using HTTPX in combination with Django's async views can bring several advantages:

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