Hello, Spigot 1.8 will be released very soon! More information here! Here are over 50 Bukkit alternatives I listed, most of them are not yet fully functional or/and not intended for public use. 1. Sponge A new Minecraft modding API combining the strengths of the server and client modding communities, a lot of people are involved (including sk89q, cpw, Spigot team, The Canary team, Glowstone(SpaceManiac) and a lot more). You can also install Pore plugin in Sponge to support Bukkit plugins. 2. CanaryMod CanaryMod is the direct spiritual and code-wise successor of hMod. Currently stable and has a ton of great plugins to install. 3. Glowstone Glowstone is a lightweight, from scratch, open source Minecraft server written in Java that supports plugins written for the Bukkit API. 4. ServerForge ServerForge is a Forge based Bukkit alternative, allows you to install Forge mods like Cauldron. 5. MCServer A custom Minecraft server written completely in C++. It's a fast, lightweight, and awesome replacement for Vanilla. 6. Rush An open-source Netty 5 based Minecraft server in Java. 7. IngotAPI IngotAPI is similar to Bukkit's API to try to smooth the transition for developers moving from Bukkit. 8. StickyPiston StickyPiston is a new API for Minecraft, Pushing Minecraft servers to their limit. 9. Rainbow A custom Minecraft 1.8 server .jar where all blocks and entities work. 10. Wolf in a Bukkit Wolf in a bukkit is intended to be an lgpl replacement for the gpl bukkit, to allow programs as craftbukkit and spigot to continue to exist. 11. Trident TridentSDK is the successor to the Bukkit/Spigot projects. 12. Enderstone Enderstone tries to make an open-source Minecraft server with custom API without using Mojang's server code. 13. Prismarine Standalone A small minecraft server that aims to do minimum required for a basic Minecraft server. 14. Snowstorm A New Minecraft server software. 15. GoldenApple A powerful Minecraft server software. 16. Sink-MC A Minecraft Server Variant. 17. Tripwire A Minecraft Server Software. 18. Bitkit A creative suite for a Minecraft server. 20. Bedrock Bedrock is a Minecraft Server whose goal is to fully emulate vanilla Minecraft. 21. SkellyMC The modular minecraft server. 22. Dandelion Dandelion is trying to create a Minecraft server platform aiming to be less laggy than Bukkit or Spigot. 23. mcmd_prj A Minecraft server program made in C++. 24. JungleTree Open Source, lightweight implementation of a Minecraft server . 25. TBone A Bukkit alternative. 26. Workbench A Minecraft server API. 27. Mineserver Custom Minecraft server software written in C++. 28. Rustymine Barebones Minecraft server in Rust. 29. OverMC Minecraft server developed in nodejs. 30. Mineqwaft A Minecraft server written in Lisp. 31. CraftEmu An open source Minecraft server emulator. 32. Granite Granite - A different interface for Minecraft 1.8+. 33. N-API Modification Development Interface with Forge. 34. Reflx Open source Minecraft server plugin API, and reflection based implementation. 35. Stonebrick API A Minecraft plugin API (Forge and Standalone). 36. MCPlusPlus Minecraft Server in C++. 37. Cache Cache is a modular server for Minecraft written in C++ utilising Boost and SQLite. 38. MCaap Minecraft basic server. 39. PyServer A minecraft server written in python. 40. Craft.Net Minecraft server, client, and etc for .NET. 41. PrismarineMC A new server platform. 42. Sandstone A new Minecraft server software. 43. YARSS Yet Another Rather Simple Server (YARSS) is an open source project by Tim Vosch. 44. MCAPI Flexible Minecraft server. 45. MineSharp An unofficial minecraft server. 46. MCPP Multi-threaded, event-driven Minecraft server in C++. 47. RubyServer Best server software for Minecraft there is! Compatible with the Bukkit API! 48. MineKit Minecraft Server software that can run Bukkit plugins. 49. ProjectRails Rails is a server client for Minecraft, which can run plugins and many more modded features. 50. Minecraft Ruby Runnable Server Clone. 51. libMC.NET .NET Library for Minecraft. 52. Minecraft Forge Modifications to the Minecraft base files to assist in compatibility between mods. Spigot is not dead Microsoft wont kill the dev community Source If you found new ones feel free to post it below! It is nice also to find alternatives to Bukkit that was kind of the only best choice, I see Sponge being successful and others also did a great job and keep on going! Don't forget to rate below, ratings are highly appreciated!