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Dropwizard Example, Step by Step

The dropwizard-example module provides you with a working Dropwizard Example Application.

  • Preconditions
    • Make sure you have Maven installed
    • Make sure JAVA_HOME points at JDK 8
    • Make sure you have curl
  • Preparations to start the Dropwizard Example Application
    • Open a terminal / cmd
    • Navigate to the project folder of the Dropwizard Example Application
    • mvn clean install
    • java -jar target/dropwizard-example-1.0.0.jar db migrate example.yml
    • The statement above ran the liquibase migration in /src/main/resources/migrations.xml, creating the table schema
  • Starting the Dropwizard Example Application
    • You can now start the Dropwizard Example Application by running java -jar target/dropwizard-example-1.0.0.jar server example.yml
    • Alternatively, you can run the Dropwizard Example Application in your IDE: com.example.helloworld.HelloWorldApplication server example.yml
  • Working with the Dropwizard Example Application
    • Insert a new person: curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"fullName":"John Doe", "jobTitle" : "Chief Wizard" }' http://localhost:8080/people
    • Retrieve that person: curl http://localhost:8080/people/1
    • View that person in a freemarker template: curl or open in a browser http://localhost:8080/people/1/view_freemarker
    • View that person in a mustache template: curl or open in a browser http://localhost:8080/people/1/view_mustache
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