Scala company unveil latest open source Java and Scala framework

Typesafe reveal Play! Framework 2.0 public beta

Chris Mayer
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They also say Play! will be integrated into future versions

The Scala company certainly know when to save their big
announcements. Today at Devoxx, in Belgium, they delivered two big
announcements to those at the conference – firstly, that the Play!
web application framework would now be automatically integrated
into future versions of Typesafe
and secondly the availability of the beta for their next project,
Play! 2.0.

The purpose built Java/Scala framework that is heavily inspired
by Ruby on Rails, will see Scala support moving to a separate
module to the core of the framework itself – meaning good news for
Scala enthusiasts. The team proclaim that 2.0 ‘builds on key
components of the Typesafe stack including the Scala language and
core libraries, Akka middleware, and Simple Build Tool’ thus
leveraging the benefits of a modern software foundation. It will
also integrate fully with the Scala IDE for Eclipse.

Typesafe
will also extend its Typesafe Subscription commercial offering to
include commercial support, maintenance, and deployment tools for
the Play! framework. In addition to native Scala support,
other new features in Play! framework 2.0 include:

  • Brand new build system with native Java and Scala support
  • Simplified database access and fast, statically typed
    templating support
  • Integration with modern concurrency features like actors and
    asynchronous processing
  • Enhanced development experience for Java developers.
Guillaume Bort, creator of the Play! framework and co-founder
of Zenexity, will join the Typesafe Advisory Board.  Typesafe
and Zenexity, a leading provider of Web Oriented Architecture
solutions, also announced a partnership to collaborate on
commercial projects as well as the development of the Play!
framework in the open source software community. Bort says
that:
 “Scala and the Typesafe Stack provide the scalable,
reliable, and highly concurrent capabilities that contemporary web
oriented architectures demand. We look forward to working with the
Typesafe team to offer developers a powerful new choice when
building modern web applications. “
Chairman and Chief Architect at Typesafe and of course, Scala
creator, Martin Odersky spoke with promise about the latest
release:
“The Play! framework offers an excellent mix of productivity,
performance, scalability, and approachability with first class
support for both Java and Scala. With the addition of a
well-integrated, high productivity web application framework to the
Typesafe Stack, we’re making it simpler than ever to build web
applications for the modern era of multicore and cloud
computing.”

This announcement finally paves the way for cohesive modern
frameworks, saying goodbye to those bloated and cumbersome
applications of old. We can’t wait to see it further in action. For
interaction with the team, follow Typesafe on Twitter 

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