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Play (Scala) with play-yeoman

Play (Scala) with play-yeoman

tuplejump
Source
February 1, 2014
basics playframework scala starter yeoman angularjs

Play application with play-yeoman plugin. Can be used as base for any web applications. Provides ability to use yo, bower and grunt commands on the sbt command line. More details here - https://github.com/tuplejump/play-yeoman

How to get "Play (Scala) with play-yeoman" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose play-yeoman in the Typesafe Activator UI.

Already have Typesafe Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for play-yeoman in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the play-yeoman project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for play-yeoman.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Play (Scala) with play-yeoman"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Typesafe Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\play-yeoman> activator ui 
    This will start Typesafe Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a play-yeoman project from the command line

If you have Typesafe Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME play-yeoman on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at https://github.com/tuplejump/activator-play-yeoman#master.

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

You've just created a simple Play Framework application with play-yeoman plugin configured.

Prerequisites

You need to have npm, bower, yeoman and grunt installed before doing anything else. Please follow the instructions at yeoman.io to get started.

Initialize the application

Before you start building the application, use yeoman generator on the SBT console to create your web application.
For example to create an agular web application use, sbt> yo angular

Run the application

To run the application, you can use the standard play run command. This will run grunt and build the web app.
sbt> run

View the App

Once the application has been compiled and the server started, your application can be accessed at: http://localhost:9000
Check in Run to see the server status.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Further Learning

The Play Documentation contains much more exhaustive details and also covers a number of other topics which haven't been addressed in this tutorial.
For learning more about yeoman, checkout the website here.
More information and documentation for play-yeoman plugin can be found here.
StackOverflow is a great place ask questions about Play.
The play-framework Google Group is a great place to discuss Play.

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