Walk through the basics of Tornado, the high-performance web server known for its speed, simplicity, and scalability on projects large and small. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how to use Tornado's acclaimed features by working with several example applications. You also get best practices for using Tornado in the real world. Are you interested in creating a scalable social application, real-time analytics engine, or RESTful API - all with the power and simplicity of Python? This book shows you why Tornado is fantastic choice for writing powerful applications that are simple to create, extend, and deploy.