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Welcome to Play framework

Play framework makes it easier to build Web applications with Java. It is a clean alternative to bloated Enterprise Java stacks. It focuses on developer productivity and targets RESTful architectures. Play is a perfect companion to agile software development.

Learn more on the website.

Getting started

1. Install the latest version of Play framework and unzip it anywhere you want:

unzip -d /opt/play-1.2

2. Add the play script to your PATH:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/play-1.2

3. Create a new Play application:

play new /opt/myFirstApp

4. Run the created application:

play run /opt/myFirstApp

5. Go to localhost:9000/ and you’ll see the welcome page.

6. Start developing your new application:

Get the source

Fork the project source code on Github:

git clone git://

The project history is pretty big. You can pull only a shallow clone by specifying the number of commits you want with —depth:

 git clone git:// --depth 10

Reporting bugs

Please report bugs on our lighthouse tracker.


Play framework is distributed under Apache 2 licence.

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