Twisted is a completely free, multiplatform and open source web framework, an event-driven networking engine written in the Python programming language and specifically engineered to help Python developers write network-based applications.
Includes implementations of commonly used network services
The Twisted framework includes implementations of several commonly used network services, such as an IRC chat server, an email server, a web server, an echo server, a relational database interface, an email client, and an object broker.
Allows you to create powerful Internet applications
With Twisted, web developers will be able to create powerful Internet applications using all of the aforementioned services, as well as many other custom services that they can easily add to the framework.
Supports common network protocols
Another interesting features of the Twisted framework is that it supports several common network protocols, including SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3), DNS (Domain Name System) and SSH (Secure Shell).
Compatible with Python 2.x and Python 3.x
Twisted is compatible with both 2.x and 3.x branches of the Python programming language. It can be easily installed on any operating system where these technologies are available (see the next section for supported OSes).
Getting started with Twisted
Installing the latest version of Twisted on your GNU/Linux distribution is very simple, just download the latest release, save it on your Home directory, unpack it, open a Terminal app, go to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/Twisted-15.0.0) and run the ‘sudo python setup.py install’ command for Python 2.x or ‘sudo python setup3.py install’ command for Python 3.x.
Runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems
Taking a quick look under the hood of the Twisted web framework, we’ve noticed that it is written entirely in the Python programming language and that it runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems. At the moment, it supports 32 and 64-bit computer platforms.