RESTful Web Services with Dropwizard

RESTful Web Services with Dropwizard
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  • Learn how to build and test your own high-performance Web Service application
  • Know more about creating and serving custom database content with Web Services
  • Gain insight on how to secure your Web Service

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 112 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2014
ISBN : 1783289538
ISBN 13 : 9781783289530
Author(s) : Alexandros Dallas
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Web Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Dropwizard
Chapter 2: Creating a Dropwizard Application
Chapter 3: Configuring the Application
Chapter 4: Creating and Adding REST Resources
Chapter 5: Representations – RESTful Entities
Chapter 6: Using a Database
Chapter 7: Validating Web Service Requests
Chapter 8: The Web Service Client
Chapter 9: Authentication
Chapter 10: The User Interface – Views
Appendix A: Testing a Dropwizard Application
Appendix B: Deploying a Dropwizard Application

Alexandros Dallas

Alexandros Dallas studied Applied Informatics in Management and Economy and is now a software test engineer based in Athens. He has a solid programming/software development background, and whenever he is free, he spends his time contributing to open source projects. He is well aware of Dropwizard's core libraries, such as Jersey, since his interests include the development and integration of web APIs.
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- 3 submitted: last submission 23 Jun 2014

Support query: code bundle | Chapter 02

The dev team may have removed the packages from the sonatype repository, so you might face some error. The code bundle has been updated on the Packt website.

 In order to use the newly published ones from maven central, the readers are advised not to include the following <repositories />entry in the pom.xml:
            <name>Sonatype Nexus Snapshots</name>




Another addition that needs to be done in pom.xml file is to replace all occurences of <version>0.7.0-SNAPSHOT</version>with <version>0.7.0</version> (i.e. remove the -SNAPSHOT part).

Category: Code | Page no.: 83


On this page, the line

client.addFilter(new HTTPBasicAuthFilter   ("wsuser", "wsp1"));
needs to be updated to

client.addFilter(new HTTPBasicAuthFilter   ("wsuser", "wspassword"));
This is in order to be aligned with the credentials inserted in the database in page 70.
Also, after completing the steps mentioned in the second chapter 9, the initialization of Client created in the first recipe of the same chapter will also need to be updated. The following line in "" ( App#run() method) will need to be updated, from

client.addFilter(new HTTPBasicAuthFilter("john_doe", "secret"));

client.addFilter(new HTTPBasicAuthFilter("wsuser", "wspassword"));
An alternative approach to this could be to insert the 'john_doe' user in the database by running the following SQL command in the mysql shell:
INSERT INTO `users` VALUES ('wsuser', 'wspassword');

Category: Technical | Page no.: 80

On this page
, the phrase 

For instance, if you want to serve a static stylesheet file named stylesheet.css,
you'll have to store it under src/main/java/resources/assets.
should be 
For instance, if you want to serve a static stylesheet file named stylesheet.css,
you'll have to store it under src/main/resources/assets

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What you will learn from this book

  • Build a sample Web Service application powered by Jersey
  • Configure your application and externalize your configuration settings
  • Use jDBI to interact with databases
  • Validate Web Service requests
  • Build Web Service clients
  • Add runtime health checks to ensure your application’s optimal performance
  • Ensure your application's stability by creating unit tests using the Dropwizard testing modules

In Detail

The RESTful Web Services concept is constantly growing compared to SOAP technologies. Used by many API providers, RESTful has started to become the architecture of choice for the enterprise SOA as well. Dropwizard combines everything needed to create production ready RESTful Web Services, combining the most powerful, stable and well-known RESTful Java-based libraries.

This practical guide will help you learn how to create, configure, and implement a dynamic Web Service application by showcasing practical examples using the most important modules of Dropwizard and combining them together.

Starting from using Maven to create an empty default Java application to deploying a production-ready scalable Web Service application, this book demonstrates the capabilities of Dropwizard and the advantages of using it.

Discover how to use Jersey to create rest resources, and add them to Dropwizard's bootstrapped environment so they can be served by its embedded Jetty server. Learn how to combine and utilize the Database. Understand more about Configuration, Testing and Monitoring libraries to create a Web Service application in a step-by-step manner using solid examples. Also gain insight on how to secure your Web Services and validate incoming requests with minimum effort.

This book is an invaluable asset to anyone who wants to create a RESTful Web Service application with the combined libraries of Dropwizard.


A hands-on focused step-by-step tutorial to help you create Web Service applications using Dropwizard

Who this book is for

If you are a software engineer or a web developer and want to learn more about building your own Web Service application, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of Java and RESTful Web Service concepts is assumed and familiarity with SQL/MySQL and command-line scripting would be helpful.

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