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Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: Java
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Server    
Latest version: v11.0.0

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Project description

Jetty is a lightweight highly scalable java based web server and servlet engine. Our goal is to support web protocols like HTTP, HTTP/2 and WebSocket in a high volume low latency way that provides maximum performance while retaining the ease of use and compatibility with years of servlet development. Jetty is a modern fully async web server that has a long history as a component oriented technology easily embedded into applications while still offering a solid traditional distribution for webapp deployment.

Webapp Example

$ mkdir base && cd base
$ java -jar $JETTY_HOME/start.jar --add-modules=http,deploy
$ cp ~/src/myproj/target/mywebapp.war webapps
$ java -jar $JETTY_HOME/start.jar 

Embedded Example

Server server = new Server(port);
ServletContextHandler context = new ServletContextHandler(server, "/");
context.addServlet(MyServlet.class, "/*");


Project documentation is available on the Jetty Eclipse website.


To build, use:

  mvn clean install

Eclipse Jetty will be built in jetty-home/target/jetty-home.

The first build may take a longer than expected as Maven downloads all the dependencies.

The build tests do a lot of stress testing, and on some machines it is necessary to set the file descriptor limit to greater than 2048 for the tests to all pass successfully.

It is possible to bypass tests by building with mvn clean install -DskipTests.

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