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On a recent project, my team evaluated several web frameworks for an upcoming web application. We chose The Play Framework. I was very attracted to its simplicity and the rapidity with which we could get things working. The Scala templates are also very powerful and much simpler (for me at least) than JSP templates. All in all it seemed like a match made in heaven. We were all really enjoying working with it. Unfortunately the honeymoon ended shortly thereafter.

Posted by poornerd  |   Apr 23 2013 / 11:19

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Miloskov replied ago:

In short, means Play sucks for 99% of the projects. just 1% or less is “For simple, 100% greenfield app”. Nice review, So I dont waste my time evaluating more and more frameworks.

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poornerd replied ago:

or that there is not much missing so that it is really useful... I still think that it's advantages outweigh many of it's shortcomings for typical "webapp" applications. Just would thought this blog was a good summary of things that are missing, that might not be apparent on the first look.

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Programmist replied ago:

I wouldn't say Play sucks. If I thought that then I wouldn't have bothered writing the article. I just would have abandoned it. As it stands I'm still hoping to find work-arounds for some of the problems. The Google group wasn't much help, but my article garnered some attention from a Play developer and I'm hoping he will be able to provide some answers.

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Miloskov replied ago:

I hope so because yes as you said the project turned into 2 sides the Scala side or the Java side they should choose just one path. The documentation is scattered all around and sometimes I want to learn something with the Java side but I get the Scala way. Make up your mind, I suggest play should be as Version 1, A Java frameworks but get some Scala goodies as the template. Java still the number one language for development, There still few projects or jobs with Scala.

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