Lightbend Activator

Play Framework 2.5 and Slick 3.1

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. Instead of supporting Activator to create and set up development projects, we'll be supporting standard Giter8 templates for sbt users and Maven archetypes for Maven users. So going forward,

To create new Lightbend projects

Instead of using the Activator command, make sure you have sbt 0.13.13 (or higher), and use the “sbt new” command, providing the name of the template. For example, “$ sbt new akka/hello-akka.g8”. You can find a list of templates here.

Also, as a convenience, the Lightbend Project Starter allows you to quickly create a variety of example projects that you just unzip and run.

To create new templates

If you want to create new templates, you can now do that in Giter8.

To migrate templates from Activator to Giter8

If you created Activator templates in the past, please consider migrating them to Giter8 with this simple process.

Play Framework 2.5 and Slick 3.1

March 9, 2016
playframework scala slick slick3 twirl

A starter application with Play Framework 2.5 and Slick 3.1. Most templates stop at hello world. This template shows you how you can structure your app into controllers, services and a repository layer. It shows how to model relationships between entities and perform basic operations on entities. It shows how to handle situations where various database operations have to be performed within a single transaction. Inspired by domain driven design (ddd) this template should give you a good starting point for your play framework project. It intentionally leaves out authorization and ui libraries to focus on how to model your domain. Have fun!

How to get "Play Framework 2.5 and Slick 3.1" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose play-slick3-example in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for play-slick3-example in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the play-slick3-example project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for play-slick3-example.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Play Framework 2.5 and Slick 3.1"
  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-slick3-example> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a play-slick3-example 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-slick3-example 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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