Django Async: What’s New and What’s Next?

Starting with Django 3.1, the latest version that dropped a couple of weeks ago, Django now supports fully asynchronous request path. This is exciting for everyone who’s been waiting on the edge of their seats ever since Andrew Godwin’s DEP 0009 was approved by Django Technical Board in July 2019. Read on to know all about what this release means if you have a Django application in production and looking to add async support. At DeepSource, we’re working on adding more Django issues in our Python analyzer, which will also include async-specific bug risks and anti-patterns.

Support for Asynchronous Views and Middleware

In Django 3.1, async features are now supported across the request-response cycle. This means you can define fully asynchronous views using the async keyword:

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