Chapter 10. Web services, iteratees, and WebSockets

This chapter covers

  • Accessing web services
  • Using the iteratee library to deal with large responses
  • Using WebSockets
  • Creating custom body parsers

In previous chapters, we saw the elementary parts of a Play application. Your toolkit now contains all the tools you need to start building your own real-world applications. But there’s more to Play. Many web applications perform similar functionality, and Play bundles some libraries that make those functionalities easier to build, such as a cache, a library for making web service requests, libraries for OpenID and OAuth authentication, and utilities for cryptography and filesystem access.

Play also lays the foundation for the next generation of ...

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