Synopses & Reviews
Lift in Action is a step-by-step exploration of the Lift framework. It moves through the subject quickly using carefully crafted, well-explained examples that make you comfortable from the start. This book is written for developers who are new to both Scala and Lift. About the Technology
Lift is a Scala-based web framework designed for extremely interactive and engaging web applications. It's highly scalable, production-ready, and will run in any servlet container. And Lift's convention-over-configuration approach lets you avoid needless work. About this Book
Lift in Action is a step-by-step exploration of the Lift framework. It moves through the subject quickly using carefully crafted, well-explained examples that make you comfortable from the start. You'll follow an entertaining Travel Auction application that covers the core concepts and shows up architectural and development strategies. Handy appendixes offer a Scala crash course and guidance for setting up a good coding environment.
This book is written for developers who are new to both Scala and Lift and covers just enough Scala to get you started.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
Table of Contents
- Complete coverage of the Lift framework
- Security, maintainability, and performance
- Integration and scaling
- Covers Lift 2.x
PART 1 GETTING STARTED
- Introducing Lift
- Hello Lift
PART 2 APPLICATION TUTORIAL
- The auction application
- Customers, auctions, and bidding
- Shopping basket and checkout
PART 3 LIFT IN DETAIL
- Common tasks with Lift WebKit
- SiteMap and access control
- HTTP in Lift
- AJAX, wiring, and Comet
- Persistence with Mapper
- Persistence with Record
Lift is a new web development framework built on the Scala programming language. Lift shortens development cycles because it is streamlined, production-ready, scalable, and leverages standards and the Java Virtual Machine.
Lift in Action is a step-by-step exploration of the Lift web framework. It opens by presenting the core of the Lift framework, along with enough Scala to get started. Then, the carefully crafted, well-explained, progressive examples quickly have readers building something real. A sample application covers most of Lift's key concepts while introducing architectural and development strategies to build good Lift apps. By the end, all of Lifts features and components have been systematically explored.
About the Author
Timothy Perrett is a member of the Lift core team, and a technical architect specializing in enterprise integration and automation systems for manufacturing and marketing workflows. When hes not speaking at conferences or blogging about Scala and Lift, Timothy lives by the river in the beautiful city of Bath, England.