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Using dropwizard in building micro-services in Java

Micro-services are the norm nowadays when building backend internet applications or business applications. Of course we would not want to build everything from scratch. What micro-service framework should we use then? If you work in Java, your choices basically boil down to either Dropwizard or Spring. If you work in Scala, you have more choices like Twitter’s Finagle, Play framework and others.

Between Dropwizard and Spring, I personally prefer Dropwizard. For Dropwizard seems simpler and has a more elegant design. Then, what will Dropwizard do for us as a developer? Let’s quickly run through a micro-service building virtual exercise.

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