By Erik Bakker

Play for Scala in MEAP

Play 2 is a great framework for building the next generation of web applications. The documentation is pretty good, but it’s more a reference style documentation than a thorough explanation on how to put everything together and actually build the application that you envision.

Play for Scala at Manning

To fill that gap, Peter Hilton and Francisco Canedo, two colleagues of mine and I started writing a book on Play 2, and in particular on using Scala with Play 2. We have no intention of writing the definitive guide to Play 2, but merely to write a good first book for people starting out with Play 2, and possibly with web development in general. We also assume that you have at least read a Scala tutorial so that you’re not flabbergasted by Scala’s syntax. We don’t expect any advanced Scala knowledge, and we’ll explain what we do if we use slightly more complex Scala tricks.

Currently, there are four chapters available through Manning’s early access program. We hope to get a lot of feedback from readers and intend to continually improve these chapters and add more until it’s a complete book that you can point your colleagues when you’re introducing Play 2 in your organization!

If you can’t wait to get started, the first chapter is a available for free!

About me

photo of meHi, my name is Erik Bakker and I'm a software engineer, working mostly with Scala. I'm co-authoring the book Play for Scala. On this page, I blog on software related topics.

Recent posts



Play for Scala cover imagePlay for Scala is currently in the Manning Early Access Program. You can order and start reading the finished chapters immediately. The first chapter is free!


I'm @eamelink on Twitter.

You can also find me on GitHub, LinkedIn and Google.