We are going to check how Play connect http requests with our code. F.x. when user hits http://localhost:9000/ what happens?
There is already built in http router in Play Framework. It allows to connect incoming requests with Play Action and therefore with public method in a controller class.
Configuring HTTP Routing
Normally the configuration for HTTP routing is located in conf/routes. See example:
# Static path GET /clients/all controllers.Clients.list() # Dynamic path GET /clients/:id controllers.Clients.show(id: Long) GET /files/*name controllers.Application.download(name) # Dynamic parts with regexp GET /items/$id<[0-9]+> controllers.Items.show(id: Long)
If there are few routes are matched for the same request then the first one in a configuration file will be used.