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§Creating a New Application

Play expects a specific project structure. If you already have sbt installed, you can use a giter8 template, similar to a Maven archetype, to create a new Play project. This gives you the advantage of setting up your project folders, build structure, and development environment — all with one command.

In a command window, enter one of the following lines to create a new project:

§Java template

sbt new playframework/play-java-seed.g8

§Scala template

sbt new playframework/play-scala-seed.g8

After the template creates the project:

  1. Enter sbt run to download dependencies and start the system.
  2. In a browser, enter http://localhost:9000/ to view the welcome page.

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