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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Play is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Play is an open source tool with 12K GitHub stars and 4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Play's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Play?

Companies
287 companies reportedly use Play in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, Accenture, and Glovo.

Developers
377 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Play.

Play Integrations

Pros of Play
81
Scala
55
Built on akka
55
Web-friendly architecture
50
Stateless
47
High-scalable
46
Fast
40
Open source
34
Java
27
High velocity
24
Fun
9
Lightweight
8
Non-blocking io
5
Developer friendly
5
Simple template engine
4
Scalability
3
Pure love
2
Resource efficient

Play Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Play?
Spring
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
Node.js
Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
ASP.NET
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
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Play's Followers
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