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Play Framework Essentials by Julien Richard-Foy

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Bootstrapping a Play application

While it is totally possible to start a Play project from nothing, you might find it more convenient to start from an empty application skeleton and set up the build system to depend on Play so that you can directly focus on the code of your application.

Typesafe Activator (https://typesafe.com/activator) can be used to generate such an empty application skeleton. This tool lists several application templates designed to be used as the project's starting point. Actually, Activator does a bit more than this: it can also compile and run your project and even provide a minimalist development environment with a code editor right in your web browser!

Let's start with a basic Scala or Java application. Download and install ...

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