Why and how we ditched Django Channels to build a scalable chat backend

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  • django-channels

    Developer-friendly asynchrony for Django

    This is my first post, and I am sharing the experience of using Django Channels for a couple of our products, which are both live, one(legacy product) still running django channels and another deployed at AWS API Gateway using Websockets API.

  • uvicorn

    An ASGI web server, for Python. 🦄

    Complications over deploying the ASGI web servers like Uvicorn. Like there is no clean way to deploy an ASGI application behind a well trusted proxy like nginx. It is always a mess to keep the connections alive between the clients and the ASGI app proxied with nginx irrespective of the configurations tried.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • serverless-graphql

    Serverless GraphQL Examples for AWS AppSync and Apollo

    Ofcourse nothing comes without deployment configurations. But frameworks like Serverless or SAM(https://aws.amazon.com/serverless/sam/) make it simple. My personal choice is Serverless as it is provider independent and leaves a lot of space to explore for other projects.

  • serverless-application-model

    The AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) transform is a AWS CloudFormation macro that transforms SAM templates into CloudFormation templates.

    Ofcourse nothing comes without deployment configurations. But frameworks like Serverless or SAM(https://aws.amazon.com/serverless/sam/) make it simple. My personal choice is Serverless as it is provider independent and leaves a lot of space to explore for other projects.

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