This book is aimed at advanced developers who are looking to harness the power of Play 2.x. This book will also be useful for professionals looking to dive deeper into web development. Play 2 .x is an excellent framework to accelerate your learning of advanced topics.
Alexander Reelsen is a software engineer living in Munich, Germany, where he has been working on different software systems such as a touristic booking engine, campaign management, and messaging platform, and a B2B e-commerce portal. He began using the Play Framework in 2009, and was immediately astonished by the sheer simplicity of this framework, while still dealing with pure Java. Other interests include scaling shared-nothing web architectures and NoSQL databases. Being a system engineer, when he started playing around with Linux at the age of 14, Alexander got to know about software engineering during his studies and decided that web applications are more interesting than system administration. When not doing something hacky, he enjoys playing a good game of basketball or street ball. Sometimes he even tweets at http://twitter.com/spinscale and can be reached anytime at email@example.com Giancarlo Inductivo is the founder of DYNAMIC OBJX, a web and mobile development firm based in Manila, Philippines, and is the current technology head. Over the last 10 years, Giancarlo has been based in San Francisco and Manila, working in software development for companies in various industries such as online recruitment, social networking, Internet media, and software consultancy. With DYNAMIC OBJX, Giancarlo has been utilizing the Play Framework for client projects since version 1.2 and has successfully launched many client projects using version 2.x for systems such as inventory management, logistics, financials, social media content aggregation, mobile content management, and so on. Giancarlo is also interested in other technologies such as Apache Spark, Docker, and Arduino. Apart from technology, Giancarlo is also obsessed with his Stratocasters, the Golden State Warriors, and his two kids, Makayla and Elijah. You can reach Giancarlo on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Giancarlo-Inductivo