Tag Archive | Play Framework

Reactive ScalaJdbc with Flyway Play

  1. Postgres Driver /
  2. Flyway to add reactive non-blocking: flyway/flyway-play (play 2.4 +)/
  3. Scalikejdbc-async here
  4. Edit conf/application.conf add
play.modules.enabled += "org.flywaydb.play.PlayModule"
  1. postgresql-async (More and in depth analysis here)

Add in conf/application.conf

# https://www.playframework.com/documentation/latest/Configuration
play.modules.enabled += "org.flywaydb.play.PlayModule"

# https://www.playframework.com/documentation/latest/Configuration

# Database configuration
# ~~~~~
# You can declare as many datasources as you want.
# By convention, the default datasource is named `default`


# ScalikeJDBC original configuration


play.modules.enabled += "scalikejdbc.PlayModule"


  1. Implement SuperMail model
  2. Create REST endpoints
  3. Add to routes
GET        /bars:username                   controllers.Application.getSuperMails(username: String)
POST       /bars                   controllers.Application.createSuperMail


  1. Implement Controller
  2. Test

Original reactive post here.

More details to handle request here (Official lightbend)

Play + Scalikejdbc +Postgres

Create a new project from scala seed

sbt new playframework/play-scala-seed.g8


Import in IntelliJ IDEA.

Open build.sbt and add:


Open conf/application.conf

Add as following



In plugin.sbt add the following


And enable the reverse plugin at build.sbt


Create a configuration file in project/scalikejdbc.properties


This configuration will allow us to create a model from existing db tables. Next step is to go a terminal (In IntelliJ IDEA there is a Terminal access on the botton, next to sbt terminal) in the root directory of your project and execute:

sbt "scalikejdbcGen messages Messages"

If all configurations are correct you will get a result like this:



After that a models package containing a Messages case class with the implementation of methods for CRUD are created in our project.

However the automation provided is awesome for this type of examples, since our table has a serial id we need to change the signature of our case class to exclude the id and to implement the date automatically (not provided by)



Vagrant Lab for Postgres

Since a few days ago I’ve played (wink, wink) with Play, Lagom and Reactive Systems, I’ve found in the need of trying Some Scala  and implement a REST API to access a Postgres Database, so instead of downloading, installing and configuring a database in my local machine I’ve felt tempted to use Vagrant instead.

Vagrant you say?

Vagrant is a tool for building and managing virtual machine environments in a single workflow. This tools “packages” our special box which is a small VM. A remarkable aspect is Vagrant relies on “providers” for virtualization. In this case, we’ll proceed first to install both Vagrant AND Virtualbox.

The beauty of Vagrant is that several boxes with preconfigured OSs, tools and services are ready to be implemented. Just search here for a Vagrant box of your needs.


  • Vagrant.
  • VirtualBox
sudo apt install virtualbox-qt
sudo apt install vagrant

Let’s get to it!

Get Postgres Vagrant box.

Open a Terminal. Create a directory in which you will download and place your Vagrant Machine.


The previous image comprises the following actions we have performed:

  1. Create a Postgres_Vagrant directory
  2. Download our Vagrant box.
  3. Open Vagranfile for this box.

Uncomment the following line of Vagrantfile

 config.vm.network "private_network", ip: ""


 config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 5432, host: 5432, host_ip: ""

Save and close the Vagrantfile. Go back to your terminal and execute

vagrant up

This command will start the vm for this exercise.

Now we open VirtualBox and effectively our vm is ready.


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That’s all! Now we can focus our effort on building our REST API to access a database, but that’s for another day).


Since I’m now in Russia, the Postgresql locale was set to «ru_RU.UTF-8», but it’s necessary to change it to support locale to match my language «en_US.UTF-8».


Change it like this


Thanks faqforge!