Practical Guide to Creating Play/Scala Development Environment

Install the free software you need to make web applications with Play Framework and Scala.


In this guide you will learn how to install and configure all software packages needed for the Play/Scala development environment.

  • Java Development Kit (JDK)
  • Simple Build Tool (SBT)
  • Git
  • MongoDB Community Edition
  • MongoDB Compass Community Edition
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Google Chrome

We use Macs to write our software, so all installation instructions are written for MacOS and all command line instructions are intended for Linux/Unix terminal. If you prefer to use Windows, please adjust accordingly.


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