Play for Scala: Covers Play 2

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Manning, Oct 10, 2013 - Computers - 308 pages
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Summary

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 this 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.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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 Authors

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

Table of Contents

PART 1: GETTING STARTED
  • Introduction to Play
  • Your first Play application


  • PART 2: CORE FUNCTIONALITY
  • Deconstructing Play application architecture


  • Defining the application's HTTP interface


  • Storing data—the persistence layer


  • Building a user interface with view templates


  • Validating and processing input with the forms API


  • PART 3: ADVANCED CONCEPTS
  • Building a single-page JavaScript application with JSON


  • Play and more
  • Web services, iteratees, and WebSockets

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About the author (2013)

Peter Hilton is a senior solution architect at Lunatech Research in the Netherlands and a committer on the Play framework.

Erik Bakker, also at Lunatech, is a Play module contributor and regularly writes and presents about Play.

Francisco Canedo joined Lunatech in 2005 and has been focused on Scala and Play for the past 2 years.