Gunicorn vs Jetty vs Apache Tomcat

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    Python
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    Easy setup
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    Reliable
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    Light
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    Fast
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    Very fast
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    Embeddable
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    Easy
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    Java
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    Popular
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    Spring web

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    What is Gunicorn?

    Gunicorn is a pre-fork worker model ported from Ruby's Unicorn project. The Gunicorn server is broadly compatible with various web frameworks, simply implemented, light on server resources, and fairly speedy.

    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 Apache Tomcat?

    Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

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