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Play framework

h1. Welcome to Play framework

Play framework makes it easier to build Web applications with Java. It is a clean alternative to bloated Enterprise Java stacks. It focuses on developer productivity and targets RESTful architectures. Play is a perfect companion to agile software development.

Learn more on the “”: website.

h2. Getting started

  1. Install the latest version of Play framework and unzip it anywhere you want:

bc. unzip -d /opt/play-1.2

  1. Add the play script to your PATH:

bc. export PATH=$PATH:/opt/play-1.2

  1. Create a new Play application:

bc. play new /opt/myFirstApp

  1. Run the created application:

bc. play run /opt/myFirstApp

  1. Go to “localhost:9000/”:http://localhost:9000 and you’ll see the welcome page.

  2. Start developing your new application:

  3. “Your first application — the ‘Hello World’ tutorial”:

  4. “Tutorial — Play guide, a real world app step-by-step”:

  5. “The essential documentation”:

  6. “Java API”:

h2. Get the source

Fork the project source code on “Github”:

bc. git clone git://

The project history is pretty big. You can pull only a shallow clone by specifying the number of commits you want with –depth:

bc. git clone git:// –depth 10

h2. Reporting bugs

Please report bugs on “our lighthouse tracker”:

h2. Licence

Play framework is distributed under “Apache 2 licence”:

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