Installing Play Framework 2.1 on Windows

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The Play Framework is probably one of the few web frameworks that installs and works pretty well on Windows. I started web development with Django, but I had to learn Python and Django at the same time, and the documentation was not so good as they said it was. So I decided to leverage my Java experience and use Play. And since Play supports both Java and Scala I could refactor and move to Scala at any time.

Overview of Play Framework
Overview of Play Framework

On this guide I’ll just refer to these variables and not their absolute paths:

  • %JAVA_HOME%, where Java installer installs JDK, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7.0_25\bin
  • %PLAY_HOME%, where you extract the Play! Framework files, e.g. C:\Play\play-2.1.2

To install Play just follow these steps:

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Why you should leave Facebook and move to Google+

Photo: xkcd.com
photo: xkcd.com

Facebook became like coffee – at first you don’t like it and after you drink it you get a sour taste on your mouth. Nonetheless everyone uses it to socialize so you get caught in the addiction.

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Multiple Discovery: when others have the same idea you do

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It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.
Jean-Luc Godard

I had two ideas but I took them nowhere. I’m thankful that someone else had those same ideas.

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Do you use free or open software? Make a donation!

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Throughout the years, specially during college, I’ve used a lot of free tools. In fact, I even created one. I started to admire these people that invest their time to improve the life of others asking nothing in return.

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