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Jetty vs Netty: 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, Netty is detailed as "Asynchronous event-driven network application framework". Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.

Jetty belongs to "Web Servers" category of the tech stack, while Netty can be primarily classified under "Concurrency Frameworks".

"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Jetty, while over 2 developers mention "High Performance" as the leading cause for choosing Netty.

Jetty and Netty are both open source tools. Netty with 19.9K GitHub stars and 9.05K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Jetty with 2.55K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Jetty has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Netty, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Pros of Jetty
Pros of Netty
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    Lightweight
  • 10
    Very fast
  • 9
    Embeddable
  • 5
    Scalable
  • 5
    Very thin
  • 8
    High Performance
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Just like it

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Cons of Jetty
Cons of Netty
  • 0
    Student
  • 1
    Limited resources to learn from

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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 Netty?

Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.

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