Play framework – Introduction

Play Framework - Build Modern & Scalable Web Apps with Java and Scala

 

                In my previous articles we have seen how to build REST services using Spring and Jersy . Both the frameworks are good to implement REST services. But, I was looking for a lightweight web framework to build REST services by considering some characteristics.

Play satisfies the required characteristics as shown below,

  • REST Support
    • Play has first in class support for REST.
  • More Developer Productive
    • Play provides high developer productivity but having hot reload of code, templates, config changes etc… Developer just need to do the code change and refresh the page to see the update. No re build and re deployment.
  • Reactive
    • Play is backed up by Akka and Netty server to be reactive and supports non-blocking I/O.
  • Open source
    • Play is open source and is released under the Apache 2 License.
  • Less System Resource Utilization
    • Play consumes less system resources like CPU and memory as it uses only one thread to process the requests(against to the traditional servers where one thread per request).
  • Less Learning Curve
    • Play is very simple to set up and work with less learning curve.
  • Pluggable Architecture

In the coming articles we will see how to install Play. Until then, “Stay Hungry” to learn.

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I am Siva Prasad Rao Janapati. Working as a software developer. Has hands on experience on ATG Commerce(DAS/DPS/DCS), Mozu commerce, Broadleaf Commerce, Java, JEE, Spring, Play, JPA, Hibernate, Velocity, JMS, Jboss, Weblogic,Tomcat, Jetty, Apache, Apache Solr, Spring Batch, JQuery, NodeJS, SOAP, REST, MySQL, Oracle, Mongo DB, Memcached, HazelCast, Git, SVN, CVS, Ant, Maven, Gradle, Amazon Web services, Rackspace, Quartz, JMeter, Junit, Open NLP, Facebook Graph,Twitter4J, YouTube Gdata, Bazzarvoice,Yotpo, 4-Tell, Alatest, Shopzilla, Linkshare. I have hands on experience on open sources and commercial technologies.

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One comment on “Play framework – Introduction
  1. Anonymous says:

    Good introduction on Play, great job!

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