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Play Framework Cookbook by Alexander Reelsen

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Defining routes as the entry point to your application

If you analyze a HTTP based application, every execution of logic consists of three things. First there is a HTTP method called as well as a specific URL. Optionally, the request may include a payload like request parameters or a request body. No matter what you look at: a news or a blog article, your favorite social network, you are bidding for some item during an online auction, or delete e-mails in your web mail account, you always use an URL an a HTTP method. Any unbelievably complex application such as Google Mail basically boils down to this contract. So what would be easier for a web application than to resemble this contract by mapping the tuple of HTTP method and HTTP URL to certain ...

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