I was pottering around inky’s site the other day and I ran across Jetty, a java-based interpreter for TADS 2 that allows you to play games online. Which seems awesome! But it also doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2002, and also I guess TADS 2 isn’t TADS 3. Is that why people don’t use Jetty to post TADS games online?
There are probably a few examples of Jetty in use, but you’re right that it isn’t very popular. For good reason - Java is horrid.
Although it’s also Java (or JVM at least) ZMPP is having TADS 3 support added to it. I don’t know how stable it is yet.
Worked on me, I guess! Though perhaps not in the way they expected.
ZMPP’s TADS3 support is far from being done. I don’t expect to be able to show anything significant beyond the first screen until the second half of this year. Analyzing the execution paths of the reference implementation is very tedious.