Eclipse Tools to ease the development of Dropwizard applications. The following tools are included and described in more detail below:
- Dropwizard Application Launcher
- YAML Editor
Dropwizard Application Launcher
Dropwizard applications can be launched as plain Java applications. The drawback here is that each instance launched will use the same port and therefore new instances fail to start. The Dropwizard Application Launcher solves this and has the following features:
- Eliminate all running instances before starting a new one (no more "Port is already in use!")
- Define configuration file to use for the Dropwizard instance
- Choose the mode to launch e.g. server and check
- Select an Application class (must implement
mainmethod) and Run As... Dropwizard Application
Some YAML is part of each Dropwizard application. The Dropwizard tools contain the awesome YEdit Plug-In to make YAML editing fun.
- Open the Eclipse help menu
- Click "Install New Software"
- Enter this URL: http://tasktop.github.io/dropwizard-tools/
- Select the Features you wish to install
- Click on "Finish", accept the license
- Enjoy the tools!