Jetty: Open Source Servlet Container & HTTP Server

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I’ve recently become interested in Microservices and Jetty is a good choice of servlet container for running and serving microservices.

From the Jetty homepage:

Jetty provides a Web server and javax.servlet container, plus support for SPDY, WebSocket, OSGi, JMX, JNDI, JAAS and
many other integrations. These components are open source and available for commercial use and distribution.


  • Full-featured and standards-based
  • Open source and commercially usable
  • Flexible and extensible
  • Small footprint
  • Embeddable
  • Asynchronous
  • Enterprise scalable
  • Dual licensed under Apache and Eclipse