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Play Framework essentials

By : Julien Richard-Foy
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Play Framework essentials

By: Julien Richard-Foy

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Play Framework Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 3. Turning a Web Service into a Web Application

In this chapter, you will learn how to enhance your web service to make it a web application by serving HTML pages that contain client-side logic. You will learn how to use the HTML template engine and how to write browser tests.

More precisely, you will learn how to perform the following:

  • Use the template engine to build HTML and JavaScript documents

  • Generate URLs according to your route's definitions

  • Handle content negotiation

  • Read and validate data in the HTML forms

  • Generate HTML forms using Play forms helpers

  • Write web browser tests