About this Book

You’re probably reading this book because you want to build a web app. This book is about one way of doing that.

There are so many different web applications that the question, “How should I do X?” can often only be answered with, “It depends.” So instead of trying to give some general advice that won’t be good for many cases anyway, we’ll introduce Play’s components, their relations, and their strengths and weaknesses. Armed with this knowledge, and the knowledge of your project that only you have, you can decide when to use a tool from Play or when to use something else.

In this book we use a fictitious company managing paperclip logistics as a vehicle for example code. This isn’t one running example that gets bigger with each ...

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