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The Play Framework as an Alternative to Spring - Virtual

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Title: The Play Framework as an Alternative to Spring

For over a decade, the Play Framework has been used to build highly-scalable web applications using a Model View Controller architecture. Although commonly associated with Scala, Play applications can be built entirely in Java as well. It features a fully stateless, RESTful architecture with an emphasis on asynchronous I/O to prevent blocking operations from tying up your HTTP threads. In addition, Play integrates with many modern relational or non-relational databases through JDBC or ORM frameworks.

We'll be reviewing the various features of the Play Framework and demonstrating how to use its Java API to build a modern implementation of the venerable Java Pet Store application.

Speaker Bio:
Greg Taylor is a Software Engineering Manager at Pinnacle 21. He has been a Java developer for 12 years, working primarily in the Life Sciences sector. He is a co-organizer of Philly JUG and has been a JUG member since 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys auto racing with Philly Sports Car Club of America and rowing.
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