Play for Scala
Covers Play 2
Peter Hilton, Erik Bakker, and Francisco Canedo
Foreword by James Ward
  • October 2013
  • ISBN 9781617290794
  • 328 pages
  • printed in black & white

The code examples are complete and well-explained ... this book fits the needs of both novices and experts.

From the Foreword by James Ward, Typesafe

Play for Scala shows you how to build Scala-based web applications using the Play 2 framework. This book starts by introducing Play through a comprehensive overview example. Then, you'll look at each facet of a typical Play application both by exploring simple code snippets and by adding to a larger running example. Along the way, you'll deepen your knowledge of Scala as a programming language and work with tools like Akka.

About the book

Play is a Scala web framework with built-in advantages: Scala's strong type system helps deliver bug-free code, and the Akka framework helps achieve hassle-free concurrency and peak performance. Play builds on the web's stateless nature for excellent scalability, and because it is event-based and nonblocking, you'll find it to be great for near real-time applications.

Play for Scala teaches you to build Scala-based web applications using Play 2. It gets you going with a comprehensive overview example. It then explores each facet of a typical Play application by walking through sample code snippets and adding features to a running example. Along the way, you'll deepen your knowledge of Scala and learn to work with tools like Akka.

Written for readers familiar with Scala and web-based application architectures. No knowledge of Play is assumed.

What's inside

  • Intro to Play 2
  • Play's MVC structure
  • Mastering Scala templates and forms
  • Persisting data and using web services
  • Using Play's advanced features

About the reader

Written for readers familiar with Scala and web-based application architecture. No previous experience with Play! required.

About the authors

Peter Hilton, Erik Bakker, and Francisco Canedo are engineers at Lunatech, a consultancy with Scala and Play expertise. They are contributors to the Play framework.


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