This recipe will guide you through installing Play Framework 2.3 for local development. This section will guide you on the prerequisite installations for Play Framework, such as the Java Development Kit (JDK), and the necessary steps to ensure that Play Framework has access to the JDK's binaries.
Play Framework requires a JDK version of 6 or above. Head over to the Oracle website and download the appropriate JDK for your development machine at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.
Once you have downloaded a suitable JDK, ensure that the binary folder is added to the system path:
$ export JAVA_PATH=/YOUR/INSTALLATION/PATH $ export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
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