Spring vs. Play vs. Dropwizard

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What is Spring?

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.

What is Play?

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.

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.
Why do developers choose Spring?
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Why do developers choose Play?
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Why do developers choose Dropwizard?
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What are the cons of using Spring?
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What are the cons of using Play?
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What are the cons of using Dropwizard?
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What companies use Spring?
417 companies on StackShare use Spring
What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Dropwizard?
58 companies on StackShare use Dropwizard
What tools integrate with Spring?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Spring
What tools integrate with Play?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Play
What tools integrate with Dropwizard?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Dropwizard

What are some alternatives to Spring, Play, and Dropwizard?

  • Node.js - Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications
  • Rails - Web development that doesn't hurt
  • Android SDK - The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
  • Django - The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines

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