Before we start we need:
- activator installed and on our path.
- a name for the project. I will use my-first-project.
We will do this from the terminal / command prompt.
Creating a new project will create a new folder. We want our command prompt to be one level above this. e.g. if we want to work in /home/vince/projects/my-first-project we need to go to /home/vince/projects.
From here we run the activator command to create a new project:
> activator new my-first-project
The output from this will contain options as to which type of project you want, something like this:
Browse the list of templates: http://typesafe.com/activator/templates Choose from these featured templates or enter a template name: 1) minimal-java 2) minimal-scala 3) play-java 4) play-scala
We want option 4 – a play-scala application.
Choosing the option will create a new folder and various files and folders that will give you a “Hello, World” application. A good idea is to create the project file for you favourite IDE – this is the eclipse version but others are found here: http://www.playframework.com/documentation/2.2.x/IDE
> activator eclipse
Now you can Import what you have as an existing project.
To run the project, in the terminal type
> activator run
and go to http://localhost:9000/