The websocket protocol specification is approaching final and the Jetty implementation and API have been tracking the draft and is ready when the spec and browsers are available. More over, Jetty release 7.5.0 now includes a capable websocket java
I have done some very rough preliminary benchmarks on the latest cometd-2.4.0-SNAPSHOT with the latest Jetty-7.5.0-SNAPSHOT and the results are rather impressive. The features that these two releases have added are: Optimised Jetty NIO with latest JVMs and JITs considered.
It all started when my colleague Joakim showed me the results of some JSON libraries benchmarks he was doing, which showed Jackson to be the clear winner among many libraries. So I decided that for the upcoming CometD 2.4.0 release