Lets try and get you up to speed using Scalate as quickly as possible.
Note that if you hit any issues during this guide you might want to check out the FAQ.
Lets create a new webapp project that we can use as a base on which to build. If you have not done so already, install the Scalate Tool. Now to create a new project run:
scalate create jersey mygroup myartifactid
Change the mygroup and myartifactid to whatever maven group id and artifact id you want to use.
Now change directory to the newly created myartifactid directory (or whatever name you used for the artifact id)
You should now see a directory tree something like this
src +--main | |--resources | +--scala | | |--mygroup | +--webapp | |--WEB-INF +--test +--scala |--mygroup
If this step didn't work, let us know!
This has created a basic skeleton module that be be built using SBT or Maven which generates a web application which has Scalate integrated.
To run the project run the following Maven command
Now when the application starts up you should be able to point your browser at http://localhost:8080 to run the application.
Your application is now ready for you to create new JAXRS resource beans (in Scala or Java code) as well as rendering any Scalate templates in the src/main/webapp directory.
To start hacking on a template, try editing the src/main/webapp/index.scaml file which is used to render the home page (a Scaml template). Or try adding new templates.
You can also compile the code with SBT (or Simple build tool) if you prefer instead of Maven. Type the following commands into a terminal (the first command enters the SBT shell)
sbt update compile
The Scalate Console provides nice error messages if you make a typo in a template together with edit links to the source code, plus provides handy links to the current source, templates and layouts you are viewing in development mode along with a number of other features.
Please refer to the Console documentation for more detail.