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NewsForge: Jetty and the Future of Browser-Based Applications

Jul 10, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Costa Walcott)

"Despite its name, the Web browser is good for more than just browsing the Web. More and more projects use the browser as a secondary or, in many cases, primary means of communicating with the program. The main drawback of this approach is that it requires the user to configure and maintain his own Web server, or else requires the program to come bundled with a Web server. Jetty, a small open source Web server written entirely in Java, is simple for both programmers and users, making it a good choice for bundled Web server.

"Jetty, which is widely used with Java and open source projects, can act as a standalone program or as an API..."

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