jetty-rackup as gem
jetty-rackup is now available as a gem on gemcutter. Now you can install it easily with
jruby -S gem install jetty-rackup
Thanks to the contributors Leandro Silva and Jason Rogers!
I originally developed the jetty-rackup for an enterprise customer where deployment with a well-known runtime environment (Java) was a big advantage.
But the traditional way with tomcat servlet container and war file packaging just did not feel like a proper Ruby way. Luckily the jetty web server can be embedded easily - the jetty-rackup startup script was born.
We used the jetty-rackup in production for a backend (RESTful web service) application for more than 6 month. In that time it proved to be stable at least under low to mid load.