Following Channels’ docs I encountered yet another error the solution to what was not obvious right off the bat.
This was my original post in October 2020 and I stand by it. You can make your project work with Google Firebase - it handles signals well enough. Yes it is primarily used by mobile developers, but overall it is fine for web too. I spent trying to install Django Channels on my local Linux 18.04, and I kind of made it work, but then I had to deploy it... And as a professional backender you don't want to let people down. I decided to try Channels because my Python-related friends talked about it. But days into the trouble I asked my friend about a certain step and he asked me in return "oh so [you use it because] they fixed Channels since two years ago?". I as like ??????????????????. So that moment I ditched it. Too much time wasted, but I like the result I achieved with Firebase. What I am saying - Firebase is fast and universal. In a matter of days I managed to make and deploy an internal Customer Support chat service that connected mobile app users and a support from the web.</p> I will be writing a new series on Django + Firebase, and this post is pretty much a short introduction.