Of course, this is not the full picture, as many more instances of the servers are deployed on private networks, are some of the 3 million servers that don’t advertise their ID, or are proxied behind the 83 million Apache servers. None the less, the servers that are directly connected is an interesting and important measure. More over, given Jetty’s flexibility and embeddability, we would expect a healthy ratio between public and hidden servers. Jetty’s inclusion in the Eclipse IDE from 3.3 probably gives us millions of installs alone, and we are used in many more projects and applications and an option for deployment in Geronimo, JBoss, JOnAS, and Glassfish EE servers. Of course these arguments mostly also apply to Tomcat and it too would have many hidden installations and almost certainly a greater proportion of the servers that are behind apache, but on this 1 measurable comparison I’ll just have a little gloat at our continued gains.
The Jetty project continues to innovate and integrate, so we hope and expect to continue attracting new users:
- Our asynchronous features are likely to be adopted by Servlet 3.0 and we will soon have a pre-release of Jetty-7 to show them.
- Jetty is available for the google android mobile phone and has created the possibility of micro servers in your pocket complete with web accessible media repositories, cameras and PDA functions.
- Our OSGI and spring integration continues to improve.
- Our implementation of Cometd/Bayeux continues to improve and offer scalable Ajax Comet Push for Web 2.0 applications.
- The hightide bundle is providing a long term versioned supported distrobution.
We will be holding a Jetty Birds-of-a-feather session at JavaOne this May, so we invite all of those 278501 users to come along and hear about ongoing Jetty development and to tell others about their Jetty experiences. Webtide will also have a booth at JavaOne, so please seek us out there if you want to hear about our commercial services and offerings.