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This week, DZone released its latest Refcard:

Getting Started with Play Framework

By Ryan Knight

The Play Framework is a high velocity web framework for Java and Scala that enables a highly productive 'just-hit-refresh' workflow without sacrificing scalability. Play is non-blocking, RESTful by default, and includes built-in asset compilers for modern client-side technologies like CoffeeScript and LESS.


If you're interested in learning more about the Play Framework or sharpening your skills, we decided to dig into the DZone archives and find some of the most popular posts we've had on the topic:

1. How to Write a REST API in Play Framework

  • A very common question that we get on the Play mailing list is how do you write a REST API using Play Framework? There's no explicit documentation on it, you won't find a page in the Play documentation titled "Writing REST APIs". The question is often met with confusion, to those that try to answer it, the question for them is "how can you not write a REST API with Play? Play is all about REST."

2. Real-time Charts With Play Framework and Scala: Extreme Productivity on JVM for Web

  • Being a hardcore back-end developer, whenever I am thinking about building web application with some UI on JVM platform, I feel scared. And there are reasons for that: having experience with JSFLiferayGrails, ... I don't want to go this road anymore. But if a need comes, is there a choice, really? I found one which I think is awesome: Play Framework.

3. Play Framework 2.0: Rendering JSON data in the view

  • I’ve been playing around with the Play Framework which we’re using to front a bunch of visualisations and one thing I wanted to do is send a data structure to a view and then convert that into JSON.

4. A Web Developers' View of Play Framework 2.0

  • This week, I'm at Jfokus in Stockholm, Sweden. After a fun speaker's dinner last night, I got up this morning and polished up my presentations and demo before attending the conference. The first session I attended was Peter Hilton'sPlay Framework 2.0 presentation. Below are my notes from this talk.

5. Location-based Application with Play Framework, Scala, Google Maps Clustering, PostgreSQL, Heroku and Anorm

  • I’m on vacation, but I am still a geek (and my wife is still sleeping!) so I decided to create a location-based application using the all-awesomeness of Play Framework, Scala, Google Maps v3, PostgreSQL and Anorm; you know, for ol’ times’ sake!

And don't forget to download the Getting Started with Play Framework Refcard itself!

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