When comparing Dropwizard vs ASP.NET Core, the Slant community recommends ASP.NET Core for most people. In the question“What are the best backend web frameworks?” ASP.NET Core is ranked 16th while Dropwizard is ranked 26th.
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Pro Enhanced productivity and less timewasting
The application can be run and debugged from the IDE without the need to recompile or redeploy the WAR file. This is because a Dropwizard web application creates on main program which starts the jetty container.
Pro Application metrics integrated into the framework
Dropwizard comes with application metrics integrated out of the box. These metrics provide a lot of useful information such as request/response time.
For example, to get the execution time of a method, the
@Timed annotation is used.
Pro Quick project bootstrap
Starting a project with Dropwizard si very easy and bootstraping is quick and painless. All that's needed is a single dependency added in the
pom.xml file and it's ready to go.
Pro Fast and getting faster
Ability to host on IIS, Nginx, Apache, Docker, or self-host in your own process.
Pro Multi Platform
Can run on Windows, Linux and Mac (also Visual Studio Code editor).
Pro Built-in middleware
Con Does not allow a lot a freedom of choice
Dropwizard removes a lot of freedom that the developer may have with other frameworks because of the fact that it tries to do everything itself. It chooses the best Java libraries for the job required, without allowing the developer much choice.