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What is Play?

Play Framework makes it easy to build web applications with Java & Scala. Play is based on a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly architecture. Built on Akka, Play provides predictable and minimal resource consumption (CPU, memory, threads) for highly-scalable applications.
Play is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
Play is an open source tool with 12.5K GitHub stars and 4.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Play's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Play?

Companies
291 companies reportedly use Play in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, Glovo, and Accenture.

Developers
426 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Play.

Play Integrations

Pros of Play
81
Scala
55
Web-friendly architecture
55
Built on akka
50
Stateless
47
High-scalable
46
Fast
40
Open source
34
Java
27
High velocity
24
Fun
9
Lightweight
8
Non-blocking io
6
Developer friendly
5
Simple template engine
4
Scalability
3
Pure love
2
Resource efficient

Play Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Play?
Spring
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Spring Boot
Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
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Play's Followers
605 developers follow Play to keep up with related blogs and decisions.