Play vs. Dropwizard vs. Vapor

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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.

What is Vapor?

Vapor is the first true web framework for Swift. It provides a beautifully expressive foundation for your app without tying you to any single server implementation.
Why do developers choose Play?
Why do you like Play?

Why do developers choose Dropwizard?
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Why do developers choose Vapor?
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What are the cons of using Play?
Downsides of Play?

What are the cons of using Dropwizard?
No Cons submitted yet for Dropwizard
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What are the cons of using Vapor?
No Cons submitted yet for Vapor
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What companies use Play?
138 companies on StackShare use Play
What companies use Dropwizard?
58 companies on StackShare use Dropwizard
What companies use Vapor?
6 companies on StackShare use Vapor
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 tools integrate with Vapor?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Vapor

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

  • 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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