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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 11.5K GitHub stars and 3.8K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Play's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Play?

Companies
277 companies reportedly use Play in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, Coursera, and Zalando.

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

Play Integrations

Why developers like Play?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Play
Play Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Play in their tech stack.

Alex A
Alex A
Founder at PRIZ Guru | 3 upvotes 94K views
atPRIZ GuruPRIZ Guru
Grails
Grails
Play
Play
Scala
Scala
Groovy
Groovy
Gradle
Gradle

Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?

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Tomas Zeman
Tomas Zeman
product manager at Broadcom | 1 upvotes 8.7K views
atJetcheaterJetcheater
Play
Play
Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat

I use Play as the best Java framewrk for web development. It is easy to use and I was able to learn it quickly. Before I was using Apache Tomcat , but I would never go back. Play is preselecting for you popular and usefull libraries, you can use templating with Twirl, JPA, Injections and much more.

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Ivan Nikolov
Ivan Nikolov
Play
Play

We use Play because it makes it very easy to write complex REST-ful APIs. It is based on AKKA, so it provides a very good support for AKKA too, making some complicated work very easy to achieve.

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Tyler Harden
Tyler Harden
Software Engineer at datapile | 1 upvotes 5.2K views
atdatapiledatapile
Play
Play

Play is a central framework/component/library (not sure what to call things these days) in Scala. We <3 Scala, and therefore we <3 Play.

Play is on of several frameworks we are prototyping and vetting for various public-facing websites, and may ultimately be the framework behind the main datapile.io website. Play

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Stanislaus Madueke
Stanislaus Madueke
Joe Developer | 1 upvotes 5.2K views
Play
Play

I used Play to build a configuration UI for the service, which let you create and manage the menus (a hierarchical tree of options and actions). Play

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Play Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Play?
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.
ASP.NET
.NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
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Play's Followers
298 developers follow Play to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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