This blog has a lot of entries related to how-tos with the Play! framework, but one thing it’s missing is possibly an explanation of why I use Play so much.
It’s simple – I consider Play to be seven-league boots.
From Wikipedia (so it must be true):
Seven-league boots are an element in European folklore. The boots allow the wearer to take great strides—seven leagues each step—resulting in great speed. The boots are often presented by a magical character to the protagonist to aid in the completion of a significant task.
I couldn’t have said it better myself – great strides and great speed for significant tasks*.
* Also, Play comes from Zexenity, a French company, so it ticks the European box too