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Learning Play! Framework 2 by Andy Petrella

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Play! Framework 2

This chapter will introduce Play! Framework 2 by demonstrating its basic features and overall structure.

We'll cover the bootstrapping tasks, including creating projects and running them. To tackle this, the following list of topics will be put to use:

  • Set up Play! Framework 2 – installation and configuration
  • Create projects (Java and Scala)
  • Set up your IDE for the project
  • First contact with the build tool
  • See the projects in action
  • Review the code within default projects
  • Experiment by modifying the code

Preparing your machine

As the first step of using Play! Framework, we'll see how to install it on our machine with minimum requirements as possible. The goal is to have our basic environment set up in a ...

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