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  • Java News Roundup - Week of March 8th, 2021

    A quick roundup of stories from around the Java ecosystem in the week of March 8th.

  • Jetty 9.3 Celebrates 20th Anniversary, adds HTTP/2 Support

    On June 12, 2015, the Jetty Project released version 9.3 of their flagship open source embedded application server, that day being the 20th anniversary of the project's beginning. Features of the release include HTTP/2 server (and client) support, Java 8 as a minimum, more Java NIO integration and an overhauled scheduler. They also removed SPDY networking support and fixed over 400 bugs.

  • Jetty gets Speedy

    The Jetty project recently announced that Jetty now has SPDY support. InfoQ caught up with Greg Wilkins and Simone Bordet to find out more about the protocol, and what advantages it may bring.

  • Restfuse 1.0.0 - A Library For Easy REST/HTTP Integration Tests

    EclipseSource has released the first stable version for an open source JUnit extension that automates testing of REST/HTTP services supporting both synchronous and asynchronous calls.

  • Java's Baby Steps on Microsoft Azure Cloud

    This month Microsoft architect David Chou will be speaking at JavaOne about his experience getting Java applications to run on the Microsoft Azure cloud offering. While the technology is still early days, Mr. Chou promises brighter days ahead.

  • Whither the GlassFish Gem? Alternatives for Deploying JRuby Web Applications

    When Oracle released its GlassFish roadmap, a notable absence was the GlassFish gem. This gem-based server for Rails, Merb, and Sinatra applications has become a common deployment option for the JRuby platform and has been widely recommended to the JRuby community. The gem allows Rails users running in multithreaded mode to take advantage of the JVM by running multiple threads per server instance.

  • Jetty 7.0 released

    The release of Jetty 7.0 was announced today and is available for download from its new home at as well as via the maven repository. This version represents an evolution of Jetty 6.0, and represents a significant reorganisation of the codebase as well as numerous performance improvements. In addition, the Continuation API is now portable across different servers.

  • Intalio acquires Webtide, makers of Jetty

    Intalio, Inc., the Enterprise Cloud Company, announced the acquisition of Webtide, the team behind the Jetty open source Java application server. Jetty is currently used on millions of web servers, and powers products such as Cisco SESM, Google AppEngine, Google GWT, HP OpenView, IBM Tivoli NetView, Oracle WebLogic Business Connect, Sybase EAServer, and Yahoo! Zimbra.

  • Google Chose Jetty for App Engine

    Google App Engine was initially using Apache Tomcat as their webserver/servlet container but eventually switched to Jetty.

  • Jetty at Eclipse

    Jetty is in the process of moving to the Eclipse foundation. At EclipseCon 2009, Greg Wilkins gave an update of why it is moving, what impact it will have, and plans for the future.

  • Servlet 3.0 Public Review Sparks a Debate

    JSR-315 has produced a Public Review (PR) of the Servlet 3.0 specification, accompanied by a reference implementation in the GlassFish trunk. This release has resulted in a debate around the choices that the Expert Group (EG) has taken for the next generation Servlet APIs and the whole of the Java EE 6 platform.

  • Comet: Sub-Second Latency with 10K+ Concurrent Users

    Comet - technology that allows a sever to send over HTTP a message to the client when an event occurs, without the client having to explicitly request it - has been considered by some to scale poorly in the past. Recent tests using Cometd and Jetty as well as Lightstreamer production implementations prove the opposite.

  • Apache Geronimo 2.0: Certified Java EE 5 compatible

    Apache Geronimo, an open-source Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server, recently released version 2.0.1. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about Apache Geronimo and where it fits into the application server space.

  • Jetty 6: Rewritten for Continuations, NIO, Servlet 2.5

    The Jetty 6 was released a couple of weeks ago and 6.0.1 a few days ago. The Jetty 6 code base is a complete rewrite adding such features as Continuations, NIO support, and 2.5 Servlet spec compliance. InfoQ caught up with Jetty lead Greg Wilkins to find out more details on the version 6 product.