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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.

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Pros of Dropwizard
Pros of Netty
  • 27
    Quick and easy to get a new http service going
  • 23
    Health monitoring
  • 20
    Easy setup
  • 19
    Metrics integration
  • 18
    Good conventions
  • 14
    Lightweight
  • 14
    Good documentation
  • 12
    Java Powered
  • 10
    Good Testing frameworks
  • 7
    Java powered, lightweight
  • 4
    Simple
  • 4
    Scalable
  • 3
    Great performance, Good in prod
  • 2
    Open source
  • 2
    All in one-productive-production ready-makes life easy
  • 7
    High Performance
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Just like it

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Cons of Dropwizard
Cons of Netty
  • 2
    Slightly more confusing dependencies
  • 1
    Not on ThoughtWorks radar since 2014
  • 1
    Limited resources to learn from

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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.

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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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.
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.
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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.
Jersey
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’s 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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