DESCRIPTION Java developers have many remarkably-similar choices for building web applications. Play is a breath of fresh air, blending the power of Scala's strong type system and functional programming model with a rock-solid Java API that makes it easy to hit the ground running. Play for Java shows how to build Java-based web applications using the Play 2 framework. It starts by introducing Play through a comprehensive overview example. Then, it looks at each facet of a typical Play application, both by exploring simple code snippets and by adding to a larger running example. It also contrasts Play and JEE patterns and shows how a stateless web application can fit seamlessly in an enterprise environment and demonstrates how a little Scala can go a long way in creating tight, efficient Java applications. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Shows how to build real-world web applications Complete tutorial as well as a great reference Shows that web development doesn't need to be complex AUDIENCE Written for developers familiar with Java, no Play or Scala experience is needed. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Play 2.0 is open-source software that makes it possible for programmers to use the Java programming language to write software applications and web sites that run in a web browser.