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Scalatra in Action by Stefan Ollinger Dave Hrycyszyn Ross A. Baker

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Chapter 1. Introduction

This chapter covers

  • Recognizing what Scalatra is good at
  • Writing a simple Hello World web application
  • Using microframeworks versus full-stack frameworks

Scalatra is a lightweight web framework written in the up-and-coming new language, Scala. It offers extremely fast development and execution speeds for HTTP applications.

If you’re a Java coder who’s curious about Scala or looking for a productivity gain, Scalatra offers a perfect opportunity: it’s easy to get started with, and if you’re already running your web apps in servlet containers, you can drop in a Scalatra application without any fuss. You can be up and running in a few minutes, building simple and intuitive HTTP interfaces to new or existing software. ...

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