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Java framework for developing ops-friendly, high-performance, RESTful web services
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What is Dropwizard?

Dropwizard is a sneaky way of making fast Java web applications. Dropwizard pulls together stable, mature libraries from the Java ecosystem into a simple, light-weight package that lets you focus on getting things done.
Dropwizard is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Dropwizard is an open source tool with 7.6K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Dropwizard's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Dropwizard?

59 companies reportedly use Dropwizard in their tech stacks, including Rent the Runway, CRED, and Channel.io.

167 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dropwizard.

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Private Decisions at about Dropwizard

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Dropwizard in their tech stack.

Application & Data

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Cooperation Tools

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Public Decisions about Dropwizard

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Dropwizard in their tech stack.

StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors

The highest-volume service in Uber鈥檚 Map Services is a service called Gurafu, which provides sophisticated routing. Gurafu runs a Java-based stack and is built on top of the DropWizard framework.

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Malvern Kamukondiwa
Malvern Kamukondiwa
Web Solutions Architect at Adthena | 1 upvotes 5K views
Shared insights

We use Dropwizard because it pulls together stable, mature libraries that most Java web engineers will be familiar with. It has out of the box support for sophisticated configuration, application metrics, logging and operational tools.

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Dropwizard Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Dropwizard?
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Dropwizard Metrics
It is a Java library which gives you insight into what your code does in production. It provides a powerful toolkit of ways to measure the behavior of critical components in your production environment. It provides you with full-stack visibility.
It is open source, production quality, framework for developing RESTful Web Services in Java that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. It provides it鈥檚 own API that extend the JAX-RS toolkit with additional features and utilities to further simplify RESTful service and client development.
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Dropwizard's Followers
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