Richard Dallaway | 2013 | ISBN: 1449362680 | English | 256 pages | PDF | 10 MB
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