Lightbend Activator

Just Play Java

Just Play Java

October 19, 2014
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A minimalist template containing an empty Play application, with no dependencies. You decide what you want next.

How to get "Just Play Java" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose just-play-java in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for just-play-java in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the just-play-java project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for just-play-java.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Just Play Java"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Lightbend Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\just-play-java> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a just-play-java project from the command line

If you have Lightbend Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME just-play-java on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

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