Intro to Play Framework by Typesafe's James Ward

Play Framework is the High Velocity Web Framework For Java and Scala. It is lightweight, stateless, RESTful, and developer friendly. This is an introduction to building web applications with Play. You will learn about: routing, Scala controllers & templates, database access, asset compilation for LESS & CoffeeScript, and JSON services.

James Ward ( works for Typesafe where he teaches developers the Typesafe Platform (Play Framework, Scala, and Akka) . James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles.

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  • Patrick

    This was great. I want to dig in, the async nature of non-blocking requests in play looks very powerful and succint.

    November 3

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Patrick. You might be interested in a little screencast I created that provides an into to Reactive Composition: http://www.jamesward....­

      1 · November 3

  • Mohit Keswani

    Honest in presentation. Didn't try to sell

    October 10

  • Lauren

    Is this a hands on discussion? Will we need a computer with Play installed?

    October 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      You certainly can come with a laptop and follow along. But it's not required.

      October 10

  • Mike Selender

    "Scala for the Impatient" is today's (Thursday 9/26) ebook deal of the day from informIT. 58% off the usual price.­

    2 · September 26

  • Nitin Kesarwani

    I can't see a wait list for this meetup.

    September 17

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