Lift Cookbook
Recipes from the Community for Building Web Applications with Scala
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2013
Pages: 256

If you need help building web applications with the Lift framework, this cookbook provides scores of concise, ready-to-use code solutions. You’ll find recipes for everything from setting up a coding environment to creating REST web services and deploying your application to production.

Built on top of the Scala JVM programming language, Lift takes a different—yet ultimately easier—approach to development than MVC frameworks such as Rails. Each recipe in this book includes a discussion of how and why each solution works, not only to help you complete the task at hand, but also to illustrate how Lift works.

  • Set up an environment and run your first Lift application
  • Generate HTML, using Lift’s View First approach
  • Submit forms and work with form elements
  • Build REST web services with the framework’s RestHelper trait
  • Take advantage of Lift’s support for Ajax and Comet
  • Get examples for modifying Lift’s request pipeline
  • Convert Scala classes into tables, rows, and columns in a relational database
  • Send email, call URLs, and schedule tasks from your application
  • Package and deploy your application to various hosted services
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    Lift Cookbook is very practical book. Author covers the most basic & used aspects of web apps (HTML rendering, form, Ajax, REST API, connecting to SQL & NoSQL databases and more). Material is presented in question-answer (+discussion) form. Author provided set of repositories on Github as working examples.

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