Lightbend Activator

6 Minute Apps!

6 Minute Apps!

August 7, 2013
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The completed application for James Ward's OSCON Workshop, 6 Minute Apps! Build Your First Modern Web App:

How to get "6 Minute Apps!" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose six-minute-apps in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for six-minute-apps in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the six-minute-apps project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for six-minute-apps.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "6 Minute Apps!"
  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\six-minute-apps> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a six-minute-apps 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 six-minute-apps 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.