Solar – a browser-based module for the Play framework
With Typesafe Stack 2.0 out today (with the Play framework appearing for the first time), we highlight a new module for Play!
Mariot Chauvin offers Solar - a new module for the Play! Framework, which allows you to play with applications directly in your browser, aiming to reduce frictions between the developed applications and the development tools. Taking inspiration from Eclipse Orion and the Play module Erwan, Solar could theoretically become their equivalent for Play.
Chauvin however says that he has different goals in mind when it comes to Solar, hence why he didn’t reuse the code already available to him. Chauvin says he has the following ideals on his mind:
- simplicity with neither code completion nor refactoring
- quality with continuous testing and deployment integration
- collaboration with code review integration
It may be in the earlier stages of development but Chauvin showcases what has been done so far. It’s possible to navigate the application files (and edit and create new ones) and also edit, and compile in real-time, Java files with syntax highlighting.
You should keep an eye on this one via GitHub, as it could become an integral part of the Play! Framework in future months.