Mastering Play Framework for Scala

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  • Customize your framework to accommodate the specific requirements of an application
  • Develop responsive, reliable, and highly scalable applications using Play Framework
  • Build and customize Play Framework plugins that can be used in multiple Play applications
  • Familiarize yourself with third-party APIs to avoid rewriting existing code
  • Gain an insight into the various aspects of testing and debugging in Play to successfully test your apps
  • Get to know all about the concepts of WebSockets and Actors to process messages based on events

Play Framework is an open source web application framework that is written in Java and Scala. It follows the Model-View-Controller architectural pattern and enables the user to employ Scala for application development, while keeping key properties and features of Play Framework intact.

Starting off by building a basic application with minimal features, you get a detailed insight into handling data transactions and designing models in Play. Next, you venture into the concepts of Actors and WebSockets, the process of manipulating data streams, and testing and debugging an application in Play. Finally, you gain an insight into extending the framework by writing custom modules or plugins in Play. Each chapter has a troubleshooting section that helps you out by discussing the causes of, and solutions to, some commonly faced issues.

  • Demystify the quandaries of web development using Play Framework
  • Test and debug your apps by using Play’s built in testing framework
  • Master the core features of Scala through a comprehensive coverage of code and examples for different scenarios
Page Count 274
Course Length 8 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781783983803
Date Of Publication 28 May 2015


Shiti Saxena

Shiti Saxena is a software engineer with around 4 years of work experience. She is currently working with Imaginea (a business unit of Pramati). She has previously worked with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Genpact.

A true polyglot, she's had exposure to various languages, including Scala, JavaScript, Java, Python, Perl, and C. She likes to work with Play Scala and AngularJS.

She blogs at and maintains open source projects on GitHub.

She loves to travel, is a movie buff, and likes to spend time playing her piano whenever she is not programming.

She has authored Getting Started with SBT for Scala (

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