Play for Java

Covers Play 2

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About The Book

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.

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

What's Inside

  • Build Play 2 applications using Java
  • Leverage your JEE skills
  • Work in an asynchronous way
  • Secure and test your Play application

About the Authors

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

Table of Contents
    PART 1 INTRODUCTION AND FIRST STEPS
  1. An introduction to Play
  2. The parts of an application
  3. A basic CRUD application
  4. PART 2 CORE FUNCTIONALITY
  5. An enterprise app, Play-style
  6. Controllers—handling HTTP requests
  7. Handling user input
  8. Models and persistence
  9. Producing output with view templates
  10. PART 3 ADVANCED TOPICS
  11. Asynchronous data
  12. Security
  13. Modules and deployment
  14. Testing your application

About The Authors

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.

Sietse de Kaper, a software developer at Lunatech, has been developing and deploying Java-based Play applications since version 1.0. Having had the opportunity to use Play for several projects, he considers it the most effective framework in the Java ecosystem.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning Publications (March 31, 2014)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617290909

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