Python Chat Tutorial with Django and React

Nick Parsons
4 min readMay 15, 2019

Unlike other tutorials, I’m not using Python/Django for WebSocket connections. While doing so may seem cool from a tech perspective, it’s pretty sluggish and expensive — especially if you have a halfway decent number of users. Languages such as C++, Go and Elixir are much better at handling the core of chat.

In this tutorial, we will use Stream, an API for chat that takes care of WebSocket…

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