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Play for Scala

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Play 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 Sca
Paperback, 330 pages
Published 2013 by Manning Publications
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Jun 04, 2015 Thomas rated it really liked it
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
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Apr 10, 2014 Sebastian Gebski rated it liked it
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:

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 described
3.) Book is not limited to the most basic scenarios - for instance, you can f
Jan 11, 2013 Garren rated it it was ok
Shelves: partially-read
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
Jan 05, 2014 Ben rated it liked it
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 Sadly, it focuses on Play 2.0, which is already out of date, and many of the code examples use now-deprecated APIs.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.
Apr 24, 2013 Decklyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: scala
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.
Graeme Lockley
Nov 25, 2013 Graeme Lockley rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Wonderful web framework - the same style as Rails and Grails but coupled with Scala's type system it feels like a maturity point better
Jun 25, 2014 Avi rated it liked it
This is a well-written book, examples laid out nicely and easy to understand. Unfortunately, Play seems like a kind of crappy framework.
Joao Cerdeira
Nov 16, 2013 Joao Cerdeira rated it liked it
Shelves: programming
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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