Java, Play

5 ways to Play! poorly

As readers may be aware, I’m really into the Play! framework. It combines the convention-over-configuration mindset of ROR with the Java/Scala libraries and skills that I’ve worked on for years. That said, Play! isn’t idiot-proof. Here is a list of 5 mistakes to avoid in your Play! projects. 1) Using


Java YAML Shootout – SnakeYaml vs YamlBeans

After spending a couple months developing LiveOn using the Play! Framework, I’ve grown increasingly intolerant of other Java frameworks. While I’d used YAML before in Rails & Python, Java frameworks usually ignore YAML in favor of XML for configuration. The creators of Play! realized that XML sucked, and implemented their