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Jetty vs Lwan: What are the differences?

Developers describe Jetty as "An open-source project providing an HTTP server, HTTP client, and javax.servlet container". Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty. On the other hand, Lwan is detailed as "Experimental, scalable, high performance HTTP server". In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

Jetty and Lwan belong to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack.

Jetty and Lwan are both open source tools. It seems that Lwan with 5.01K GitHub stars and 524 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Jetty with 2.55K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks.

What is Jetty?

Jetty is used in a wide variety of projects and products, both in development and production. Jetty can be easily embedded in devices, tools, frameworks, application servers, and clusters. See the Jetty Powered page for more uses of Jetty.

What is Lwan?

In development for almost 3 years, Lwan was until now a personal research effort that focused mostly on building a solid infrastructure for a lightweight and speedy web server.

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