The REST of the Web (5 tags)
REST, Representational State Transfer, is a collection of design principles that use simple, stateless HTTP for data transfer, without the method-call-like abstractions of RMI or SOAP. Jason R. Briggs shows how you can use this simple architecture, with Jython and Velocity, to develop nimble, loosely coupled web applications.
What Is Jetty (2 tags)
Of course Tomcat is the first Java application server you think of, but is it the right tool for every job? The open source Jetty serves up JSPs and servlets in just a fraction of the memory needed by other app servers and is designed for easy embedding in other applications and non-traditional Java environments. Ethan McCallum takes a look at the big things in this small package.