Dropwizard vs Play: 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, Play is detailed as "The High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala". 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.
Dropwizard and Play belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
"Quick and easy to get a new http service going" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Dropwizard, while over 73 developers mention "Scala" as the leading cause for choosing Play.
Dropwizard and Play are both open source tools. Play with 11.2K GitHub stars and 3.77K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Dropwizard with 7.25K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Play has a broader approval, being mentioned in 112 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Dropwizard, which is listed in 51 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.