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§Play 2.0 tips and tricks

§To use Play Framework 2 with Twitter Bootstrap 2:

§Renaming the Bootstrap include files

This can be done with a script like this (run in app/assets/stylesheets/bootstrap)

    for a in *.less; do mv $a _$a; done 
    sed -i 's|@import "|@import "bootstrap/_|' _bootstrap.less 
    mv _bootstrap.less ../bootstrap.less
    sed -i 's|@import "|@import "bootstrap/_|' _responsive.less 
    mv _responsive.less ../bootstrap-responsive.less

§Alternative: using the Build.scala configuration file

    // Only compile the bootstrap bootstrap.less file and any other *.less file in the stylesheets directory
    def customLessEntryPoints(base: File): PathFinder = (
        (base / "app" / "assets" / "stylesheets" / "bootstrap" * "bootstrap.less") +++
        (base / "app" / "assets" / "stylesheets" * "*.less")
    )

Note: this will only compile stylesheets/bootstrap/bootstrap.less and stylesheets/*.less files. If you have any other LESS files in other subdirectories under stylesheets; adjust the function accordingly.

    val main = PlayProject(appName, appVersion, appDependencies, mainLang = JAVA).settings(
        lessEntryPoints <<= baseDirectory(customLessEntryPoints)
    )

§In both cases…

<link rel="stylesheet" media="screen" href="@routes.Assets.at("stylesheets/bootstrap/bootstrap.min.css")" />
@iconSpritePath:          "/assets/images/bootstrap/glyphicons-halflings.png";
@iconWhiteSpritePath:     "/assets/images/bootstrap/glyphicons-halflings-white.png";
for i in `ls javascripts/*`; do echo '<script src="@routes.Assets.at("'$i'")"></script>' | sed 's/\.js/.min.js/g'; done

§MongoDB

When using Salat, make sure to disable SQL evolutions in your application.conf via evolutionplugin=disabled or you will run into inexplicable ClassCastExceptions.