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From kishore g <g.kish...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: dropwizard-helix
Date Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:07:15 GMT
This is interesting. I will try to read up some more about this framework.
Are there any other frameworks that support similar behavior. Is this
comparable to spring, guice etc?



On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 3:49 PM, Greg Brandt <brandt.greg@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey,
>
> If you're not familiar with it, Dropwizard (http://www.dropwizard.io/) is
> a really good Java framework for building web applications. It has
> basically everything you'd need to build a web application - JDBI (or
> Hibernate), views, authentication, etc. and leverages solid existing
> components (Jetty, Jersey, Jackson, Metrics).
>
> One thing that it is lacking is the ability to easily deploy distributed
> applications, so I created a module that aims to make it very simple to use
> Helix to accomplish that: https://github.com/brandtg/dropwizard-helix
>
> Currently it only does really simple service discovery, but I think there
> are a lot of complementary features between the two frameworks that we
> could explore. For example, Dropwizard's task interface (
> http://www.dropwizard.io/0.9.1/docs/manual/core.html#tasks) could
> leverage Helix's task framework to make running distributed tasks easy.
>
> My idea is to basically offer the Helix recipes as Dropwizard bundles,
> requiring no code from the user other than adding the bundle / config, then
> have an advanced mode where one can basically just provide state transition
> handler / factory class for things like master / slave. But the bundle
> would take care of all the details like computing instance name,
> connecting, etc.
>
> You can see it in use here:
> https://github.com/brandtg/dropwizard-helix/blob/master/src/test/java/com/github/brandtg/discovery/TestHelixServiceDiscoveryBundle.java
>
> -Greg
>

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