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.
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!
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: