Andrey Hihlovskiy

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Powerful feature in Gretty 0.0.24 – full support of Spring Boot 1.1.0

Today is a wonderful day: Spring Boot 1.1.0 was released and I released Gretty version 0.0.24.

Gretty is a feature-rich gradle plugin for running web-apps on Jetty. It supports multiple Jetty versions (7, 8 and 9), multiple web-apps and many more. It wraps Jetty functions as convenient Gradle tasks and configuration DSL. A complete list of Gretty features is available in feature overview.

There is new powerful feature in Gretty 0.0.24: it supports running Spring Boot web-apps out-of-the-box. All Gretty features, including (but not limited to) debugging, code coverage and integration tests, also apply to spring-boot web-apps.

Simplest Gretty setup with Spring Boot:

You get Gretty as maven artifacts at jcenter and maven central under the group “org.akhikhl.gretty”.

Full Gretty sources and examples are available at

Full Gretty documentation is available at



Gretty version 0.0.15 is out!

I release Gretty (gradle plugin for jetty) version 0.0.15!

New: fast-reload of webapp-resources, jdk8-compatibility.

Sources and documentation at

Also available on jcenter & maven central!

Gretty 0.0.8 is out!

I released Gretty version 0.0.8!

New: support of “jetty.xml” and “jetty-env.xml”.

Gretty is gradle plugin for running web-applications under jetty 7, 8 and 9 and servlet API 2.5, 3.0.1 and 3.1.0. It greatly simplifies and accelerates web-application development by providing:

  • hot-deployment
  • war-overlays
  • java debugger support
  • jetty security realms support
  • jetty.xml and jetty-env.xml support
  • slf4j/logback support

The complete sources and documentation are available at

The compiled jars are in maven central under group 'org.akhikhl.gretty'