Migrating from RubyOnRails to Scala Play 2.0 (part 1)

play_full_colorThe last week I was on vacation and I used the time to study a new technology (things that nowadays I don’t have time to do in daily life).

I decided to migrate my wife’s website (for those who don’t know, my wife is the very famous brazilian singer Daniella Alcarpe, known also as @cantora).

The website is quite simple and easy to develop. Actually, there is no rocket science at all in everything I did. But I had a lot of fun and I learn a lot of things. This post cannot be used as a complete migration plan for those who want to migrate from Rails to Play, but it will give you an idea of the work you will have. Basically, you will have to re-write everything from scratch… 🙂 or almost this…
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Jango, Rails and RESTful – Integrating websites in 18 minutes and 18 lines of code.

Jango.com is one of the most incredible on-line radios I know and some time ago I decided to put Daniella Alcarpe songs on this site. Jango has many things that make artists life happier and easier: you pay Jango to play your songs to people who probably will like your song. For example, Daniella sings Brazilian Bossa Music, so in Jango I choosed to play her songs just for people who like this kind of music, people who listen to João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque and so on.

After songs starts playing, the artist starts to get fans. And they really come! With just 2 months of Jango, Daniella has almost 400 new fans, from all over the world.
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