Play for Java

Nicolas Leroux and Sietse de Kaper
Foreword by James Ward

February 2014 | 320 pages
ISBN: 9781617290909

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SUMMARY

Play for Java shows you how to build Java-based web applications using the Play 2 framework. The 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 contrast Play and JEE patterns and learn how a stateless web application can fit seamlessly in an enterprise environment.

ABOUT THE BOOK

For a Java developer, the Play web application framework is a breath of fresh air. With Play you get the power of Scala's strong type system and functional programming model, and a rock-solid Java API that makes it a snap to create stateless, event-driven, browser-based applications ready to deploy against your existing infrastructure.

Play for Java teaches you to build Java-based web applications using Play 2. This book starts with an overview example and then explores each facet of a typical application by discussing simple snippets as they are added to a larger example. Along the way, you'll contrast Play and JEE patterns and learn how a stateless web application can fit seamlessly in an enterprise Java environment. You'll also learn how to develop asynchronous and reactive web applications.

The book requires a background in Java. No knowledge of Play or of Scala is assumed.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nicolas Leroux is a core developer of the Play framework. Sietse de Kaper develops and deploys Java-based Play applications.