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An Overview of Jetty

Jetty is a Java-based, open-source project providing a HTTP server/client and javax.servlet container. Jetty also provides support for HTTP/2, JMX, JNDI, OSGi JAAS and other integrations. Jetty can be deployed as a standard distribution package or as an embeddable web server, allowing users to customize their implementations to be as fully featured or as small as they would like.

The Jetty project is hosted by the Eclipse Foundation and can be found at Until 2009 the Jetty project was hosted on The Codehaus and before that was located on Sourceforge.

Original development for Jetty began in 1995 by Greg Wilkins of Mort Bay Consulting. Today, development of Jetty is fully funded by Webtide, LLC., who also provide commercial support for the project.

Jetty Downloads and Documentation

The current release version of Jetty is 9.4. Support is still provided for Jetty 9.2 and 9.3, and maintenance releases are provided for Jetty 7 and Jetty 8 when needed.

The most up-to-date distributions can be found on the Jetty Downloads page. It is worth noting that current releases of Jetty require Java 1.8 to be installed, which can be downloaded from Oracle.

The code base for Jetty is hosted on GitHub. Users are free to suggest enhancements, report bugs and even submit changes themselves. Information about contributing to Jetty can be found here.

Official Jetty documentation is hosted on the Eclipse Jetty site. In addition to current version documentation, the site provides documentation for prior versions of Jetty. JavaDocs and Source XRef documentation for Jetty can be found on the Jetty Downloads page.