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.
Play application with play-yeoman plugin. Can be used as base for any web applications. Provides ability to use yo, bower and grunt commands on the sbt command line. More details here - https://github.com/tuplejump/play-yeoman
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-yeoman> activator ui
This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.
Option 3: Create a play-yeoman 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-yeoman on the command line.
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
You've just created a simple Play Framework application with play-yeoman plugin configured.
You need to have npm, bower, yeoman and grunt installed before doing anything else. Please follow the instructions at yeoman.io to get started.
Initialize the application
Before you start building the application, use yeoman generator on the SBT console to create your web application. For example to create an agular web application use, sbt> yo angular
Run the application
To run the application, you can use the standard play run command. This will run grunt and build the web app. sbt> run
View the App
Once the application has been compiled and the server started, your application can be accessed at: http://localhost:9000 Check in Run to see the server status.
The Play Documentation contains much more exhaustive details and also covers a number of other topics which haven't been addressed in this tutorial. For learning more about yeoman, checkout the website here. More information and documentation for play-yeoman plugin can be found here. StackOverflow is a great place ask questions about Play. The play-framework Google Group is a great place to discuss Play.