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§Sample applications

The Play binary package comes with a comprehensive set of sample applications written in both Java and Scala. This is a very good place to look for code snippets and examples.

The sample applications are available in the samples/ directory of your Play installation.

§Hello world

This is a very basic application that demonstrates Play fundamentals:

§Computer database

This is a classic CRUD application, backed by a JDBC database. It demonstrates:

Twitter Bootstrap requires a different form layout to the default layout provided by the Play 2.0 form helper, so this application also provides an example of integrating a custom form input constructor.


This is a dummy application presenting several typical form usages. It demonstrates:


This advanced todo list demonstrates a modern Ajax-based web application. This is a work in progress, and we plan to add features in the future releases. For now you can check it out to learn how to:


This a very simple Comet demonstration pushing clock events from the server to the Web browser using a the forever-frame technique. It demonstrates how to:

§WebSocket chat

This application is a chat room, built using WebSockets. Additionally, there is a bot used that talks in the same chat room. It demonstrates:

§Comet monitoring

This mobile web application monitors Play server performance. It demonstrates:



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