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Play Slick Backbone Todo List Example

Play Slick Backbone Todo List Example

May 9, 2016
playframework backbonejs slick scala requirejs coffeescript

A Todo list application built on Play Framework (Scala), Slick, Backbone, Webjars, RequireJS, CoffeeScript and Dustjs using the H2 in-memory database.

How to get "Play Slick Backbone Todo List Example" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose play-scala-backbone-todo in the Lightbend Activator UI.

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

Option 2: Download the play-scala-backbone-todo project as a zip archive

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

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Play Slick Backbone Todo List Example"
  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\play-scala-backbone-todo> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a play-scala-backbone-todo 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 play-scala-backbone-todo 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

View the App

Once the application has been compiled and the server started, your application can be accessed at: http://localhost:9000.

The repo for this app can be found here: play-scala-backbone-todo