Jetty – provides a Web server and javax.servlet container

Jetty is an Open Source HTTP Servlet Server (Application Server) written in 100% Java. It is designed to be light weight, high performance, embeddable, extensible and flexible, thus making it an ideal platform for serving dynamic HTTP requests from any Java application.

Jetty can be embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters.

Jetty is used in a number of different products including Ubuntu, Liferay, Zimbra, the Yahoo Hadoop Cluster, Apache Geronimo, Alfresco, Google App Engine, Eclipse, and many others.

Features include:

  • Full-featured and standards-based.
  • Implement the core standard servlet 2.5 specification.
  • Flexible and extensible. It can be deployed and integrated in a wide range:
    • Software frameworks and tools.
    • JEE application servers.
    • Embedded in applications, products and services.
    • From cell phones to large servers.
  • Small footprint.
  • Embeddable.
  • Asynchronous.
  • Enterprise scalable.
  • Range of EE inspired features such as JNDI, JTA, JMS, Mail servers.
  • Dual licensed under Apache and Eclipse.

Support: Wiki
Developer: Eclipse Foundation
License: Apache License 2.0, Eclipse Public License 1.0

Jetty is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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