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Dropwizard vs Netty: What are the differences?

Developers describe Dropwizard as "Java framework for developing ops-friendly, high-performance, RESTful web services". 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. On the other hand, Netty is detailed as "Asynchronous event-driven network application framework". Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.

Dropwizard belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while Netty can be primarily classified under "Concurrency Frameworks".

"Quick and easy to get a new http service going" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Dropwizard, while over 2 developers mention "High Performance" as the leading cause for choosing Netty.

Dropwizard and Netty are both open source tools. Netty with 19.7K GitHub stars and 8.92K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Dropwizard with 7.23K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Dropwizard has a broader approval, being mentioned in 51 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Netty, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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.

What is Netty?

Netty is a NIO client server framework which enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.
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