The Definitive Guide to Lift: A Scala-based Web Framework

The Definitive Guide to Lift: A Scala-based Web Framework
Authors
Derek ChenBecker, Tyler Weir, Marius Danciu
ISBN
1430224215
Published
25 May 2009
Purchase online
amazon.com

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The Definitive Guide to Lift will educate you about Lift, a great framework for building compelling web applications. Lift is designed to make powerful techniques easily accessible, while keeping the overall framework simple and flexible. Lift makes it fun to develop because it lets you focus on the interesting parts of coding.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to create and extend any web application you can think of.


What you'll learn

  • Explore Lift, the Scala-based web framework and its fundamentals, forms, SiteMap, and more
  • Walk through the PocketChange demo application
  • Use the Mapper and Record Frameworks
  • Use and integrate Lift with JavaScript, Ajax, and COMET
  • Create Lift widgets
  • Persist with Lift using JPAs (Java Persistence APIs)
  • Use Lift's tagging support and web services
  • Use Scala actors, third-party integrators, and more

Who is this book for?

This book is for Java web developers looking for something simpler by way of functional programming like Scala and its web framework, Lift. This book is also for Rails/Django web developers looking for something more scalable.

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