Play for Java


Book description

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.

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.

Book content

Part 1: Introduction and first steps
Chapter 1. An introduction to Play
Chapter 2. The parts of an application
Chapter 3. A basic CRUD application

Part 2: Core functionality
Chapter 4. An enterprise app, Play-style
Chapter 5. Controllers—handling HTTP requests
Chapter 6. Handling user input
Chapter 7. Models and persistence
Chapter 8. Producing output with view templates

Part 3: Advanced topics
Chapter 9. Asynchronous data
Chapter 10. Security
Chapter 11. Modules and deployment
Chapter 12. Testing your application

About Author

Nicolas Leroux, is Technical Director at Lunatech Research in The Netherlands and is a core developer of the Play framework. Nicolas is also a frequent speaker at conferences where he introduces Play to the audience.

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