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Learning Play! Framework 2 by Andy Petrella

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Amazing goodies

This section is reserved for stuff that you probably won't find out of the box in most other web frameworks except Play! 2. As this framework is pretty recent, it has directly embraced all the new stuff that is required for applications willing to stick with cutting-edge technologies, HTML5 being the first one.

HTML5

HTML5 has defined a bunch of new concepts that aim to ease the work of all developers if their web frameworks allow them or provide APIs to support them. And that's the case for Play! 2 because of its architecture, which is very simple and does not try to abstract too much, that is, Play! 2 doesn't try to hide the fact that we're using HTTP and HTML to deal with a browser or a service. This results in the fact that a ...

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