Play for Scala

SummaryPlay 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 ScaSummaryPlay 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 BookPlay 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 InsideIntro to Play 2 Play s MVC structure Mastering Scala templates and forms Persisting data and using web services Using Play s advanced featuresAbout the AuthorsPeter 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 ContentsPART 1 GETTING STARTED Introduction to Play Your first Play applicationPART 2 CORE FUNCTIONALITY Deconstructing Play application architectureDefining the application s HTTP interfaceStoring data the persistence layerBuilding a user interface with view templatesValidating and processing input with the forms APIPART 3 ADVANCED CONCEPTS Building a single page JavaScript application with JSONPlay and Web services, iteratees, and WebSockets
Play for Scala SummaryPlay for Scala shows you how to build Scala based web applications using the Play framework This book starts by introducing Play through a comprehensive overview example Then you ll look at

  • Title: Play for Scala
  • Author: PeterHilton Erik Bakker Francisco Canedo
  • ISBN: 9781617290794
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Full disclosure: I was the technical proofreader for this book. Before you yell at me for anything I missed, please know that I was called on at the very last minute to help out. Nonetheless, I did the best I could in the time provided, hand-entering most of the examples directly to make sure they worked as expected. Also, while I will be getting compensated for my proofreading of this book, my earnings are not dependent on its success or failure.Having said all that, I highly recommend this boo [...]

    2. I'm not 100% sure about the correctness of the rating - there's a thin border between rating a book and rating a technology this book describes and unfortunately my experience with Play 2.0 is still very limited. Let's try anyway:Pros:1.) I've got the basic idea about how Play works, what to do to create a Play application on my own, etc.2.) There are many code samples and they are are applicable to the theory described3.) Book is not limited to the most basic scenarios - for instance, you can f [...]

    3. From what I can gather, the authors wanted to include hands-on stuff early in the book to keep readers from losing interest. Chapter Two is therefore devoted to setting up a small application to show how things work. Good idea, but the sample application is presented too quickly all at once. I gave up on understanding what was going on in each step. I gave up on typing in the code manually. I even gave up on copy and pasting code because that became tedious. A better way to handle the sample app [...]

    4. A good high-level introduction, but a bit short. Not at all a comprehensive reference. Sadly, it focuses on Play 2.0, which is already out of date, and many of the code examples use now-deprecated APIs. At the rate Play is changing, it may not be possible to write a full treatment before it's out of date.

    5. A good way to get into play as a full stack framework. Made me realize play is a little bit too heavy for a lot of what I want to use a web framework for - it's a full stack framework so you may want to consider scalatra if you don't want the whole shebang.

    6. Wonderful web framework - the same style as Rails and Grails but coupled with Scala's type system it feels like a maturity point better

    7. This is a well-written book, examples laid out nicely and easy to understand. Unfortunately, Play seems like a kind of crappy framework.

    8. Nice book to learn a little bit more about playframework.However it should cover more advanced aspect in more detail like reactive programming.

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