By default, dropwizard allows you to use validation annotations on rest services. This module allows you to use validation annotations the same way on any guice bean method.

Bundle is actually a wrapper for guice-validator project.


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Avoid version in dependency declaration below if you use extensions BOM.




implementation 'ru.vyarus.guicey:guicey-validation:5.1.0-2'

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By default, no setup required: bundle will be loaded automatically with the bundles lookup mechanism (enabled by default). So just add jar into classpath and annotations will work.

For example:

import javax.annotation.PostConstruct;
import javax.annotation.PreDestroy;
import ru.vyarus.guicey.annotations.lifecycle.PostStartup;

public class SampleBean {    

    private void doSomething(@NotNull String param) {        


Call bean.doSomething(null) will fail with ConstraintValidationException.

For more usage examples see guice-validator documentation

Explicit mode

By default, validations work in implicit mode: any method containing validation annotations would trigger validation on call.

If you want more explicitly mark methods requiring validation then register bundle manually:

.bundles(new ValidationBundle()

Now, only methods annotated with @ValidateOnExecution (or all methods in annotated class) will trigger validation.

If you want, you can use your own annotation:

.bundles(new ValidationBundle()

Reducing scope

By default, validation is not applied to resource classes (annotated with @Path) because dropwizard already performs validation there. And rest methods, annotated with @GET, @POST, etc. are skipped (required for complex declaration cases, like dynamic resource mappings or sub resources).

You can reduce this scope even further:

.bundles(new ValidationBundle()

Here SomeService is excluded from validation (its methods would not trigger validation). Note that default condition (not resource) is appended.

Or excluding methods:

.bundles(new ValidationBundle()
                         .and(new DirectMethodMatcher())))

Now methods annotated with @SuppressValidation will not be validated. Note that .and(new DirectMethodMatcher()) condition was added to aslo exclude synthetic and bridge methods (jvm generated methods).


You can verify AOP appliance with guicey .printGuiceAopMap() report.