Jetty 7.4 new features

A release candidate of Jetty 7.4 is now available as both Jetty@eclipse and Jetty-Hightide@codehaus distributions. This release contains a number of new features which I will briefly introduce now, and make the target of more detailed blogs, webinars and wiki

CometD Introduction

The CometD project provides tools to write server-side event-driven web applications. This kind of web application is becoming more popular, thanks to the fact that browsers have become truly powerful (JavaScript performance problems are now a relic of the past)

Cometd with annotations

Cometd 2.1 now supports annotations to define cometd services and clients.  Annotations greatly reduces the boiler plate code required to write a cometd service and also links well with new cometd 2.x features such as channel initializers and Authorizers, so