How developers add scalability in java application development

Java developers know that Java programming language is one of the renowned languages that make development task simpler and time saving. They usually perform java application development on MVC framework that follows the MVC software architecture pattern. MVC frameworks have been staple of java software development including frameworks like WebWork, Wicket, Spring MVC, and GWT. Usually, such apps host the view code on the server, where these are rendered and delivered to the user. Submit a form in the browser, which will forward a request to the server and does the requested job and creates fresh view.

Till now, developers still follow the same model for most java apps. This model is responsive and swift and requires mobile accessibility. But today, most of the well-known software architectures are service oriented and entire java developers community knows about these changes, paradigms, and frameworks. Let’s discuss the four – Spring, Dropwizard, Play, and Spark -

What criteria is required to select these frameworks?

  • A framework should be faster and has ability to produce prototypes
  • A framework should be released under an OSI approved open source license.
  • A framework should be able to integrate into container like Docker vs Heroku to make the ob of deployment easier.
  • A framework should support micro service and service-oriented architecture without pain
  • A framework must support the methodology of twelve-factor app.

Now you will wonder what is twelve factor app. It is a document that describes the features that empower an app to achieve web scale via hosting environment methodology.


Spring is the oldest and most popular java framework that is expanded to include a full MVC framework and consistently adapted changes and becomes comprehensive framework that offers security, web services, integration, etc. One of the new enhancements is Spring Boot that offers configuration and tooling and easily design stand-alone apps.


It's not the Google Play, it is a web MVC framework that supports REST web services and Scala. Developers can enhance their productivity using this framework as it performs immediate code refresh that doesn’t need restarting or republishing.


It is a specialized framework that is focused on rapid development and deployment of REST services and java web apps.


This is a simple framework that only supports Java 8. Spark Java is different from apache spark. It makes a quick start by “Hello World” web server, which takes just six lines of code. Officials have designed this framework for REST web services.

These four java application development frameworks are keys to get most interesting app solutions. However, selecting the right framework can be bit challenging but skilled developers can make sound decision and build intriguing app solutions for their clients.