Activator will be EOL-ed on May 24, 2017.

We’re making it easier and simpler for developers to get started with Lightbend technologies. This unfortunately means that future releases of Play, Akka and Scala will no longer include Activator support, and Lightbend’s Activator server will be decommissioned by the end of 2017. Here's what to do if:

You Use Activator Templates:
To use the Giter8 templates, please install sbt 0.13.13+ and use the “sbt new” command

You Wrote Activator Templates:
Please migrate your templates to Giter8 using this simple process

You Want New Getting Started Materials:
Please visit the Lightbend Tech Hub

Download Activator
JDK8+ | 671M

Or download the mini-package with no bundled dependencies (1M)


Using Activator

Activator is the Lightbend Reactive Platform's build and tutorial tool

Start Activator's UI

In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory which the zip was extracted to, then:

  • right-click on the file named "activator.bat"
  • Select "Open"
  • If prompted with a warning, click to continue

This will start the UI in your browser, from there you can:

  • Start a tutorial
  • Create a new application
  • Import an existing app

Read the complete documentation to learn more about the Activator UI.

Use Activator from the command line

Add Activator to your PATH to have the command available in your cli.

Create a new project from the command line:

 C:\Users\projects\> activator new 

Run an existing project from its directory:

 C:\Users\projects\> activator run 

Enter the interactive cli (within a project directory):

 C:\Users\projects\> activator shell 

Read the complete documentation to learn more about the Activator CLI.

See it in action