Implementing this feature proved nothing less than a monumental task. From sifting through decade old AWS documentation (like, seriously, its 2021 Amazon please update your documentation) to piecing together information from endless StackOverflow posts, in this article, I highlight the challenges I faced and the solutions I was able to come up with to get a fully asynchronous chat module + real-time data feed set up as part of a project I’m currently working on using a Django-React stack deployed on AWS.

Before we dig in, let’s briefly touch up on the above technologies:

Django Channels: Django Channels provides asynchronous…


Just writing about stuff I got stuck with, so that you guys don’t have to struggle with the same things. Find out more:

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