Hi Tyler,

Congratulations. I'm going to have to buy a new bookshelf to hold all
these Scala books.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM, TylerWeir <tyler.w...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Derek, Marius and I are happy to announce:
> Exploring Lift: Scala-based Web Framework
> http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430224215
> Lift is an exciting new framework that leverages the Scala programming
> language to offer an innovative approach to creating web applications.
> Lift provides enormous flexibility and functionality while keeping
> your code simple.
> Exploring Lift is brought to you by Derek Chen-Becker, Marius Danciu,
> and Tyler Weir, three committers on the Lift project. The book not
> only covers the fundamentals of building a comprehensive Lift-based
> application, but contains multiple chapters on advanced functionality
> such as AJAX, Comet and custom URL rewriting. Extensive code samples
> are given throughout the book to demonstrate practical application,
> and a complete demo app is built from the ground up to reinforce the
> information presented.
> What you'll learn
>    * How to get a basic Lift application up and running quickly using
> Maven's archetypes
>    * How to generate and process forms, including file uploads
>    * How to use the SiteMap framework to provide a custom site menu
> and programmatic access control to your application's pages
>    * Database access using Lift's Mapper framework as well as how to
> integrate the Java Persistence Architecture
>    * How to use custom URL rewriting and request dispatch to easily
> provide user-friendly URLs and powerful servlet-like functionality
>    * How to easily internationalized (I18N) your application
>    * And much more!
> Who this book is for?
> Anyone interested in getting the most out of their web applications
> and who appreciates the power and flexibility of the Scala programming
> language. A basic understanding of Scala is assumed, so if you're not
> familiar with it we would suggest reading David Pollak's excellent
> book, Beginning Scala, http://apress.com/book/view/1430219890 .
> Reviews
> Lift was created by David Pollak, an industry veteran who has
> repeatedly pushed the boundaries of what is possible with programming.
> Here is what people are saying about Lift:
>    "Lift is the only new framework in the last four years to offer
> fresh and innovative approaches to web development. It's not just some
> incremental improvements over the status quo, it redefines the state
> of the art. If you are a web developer, you should learn Lift. Even if
> you don't wind up using it everyday, it will change the way you
> approach web applications."
> —Michael Galpin, Developer, eBay
>    "Lift is an expressive and elegant framework for writing web
> applications. Lift stresses the importance of security,
> maintainability, scalability and performance, while allowing for high
> levels of developer productivity."
> —Lee Mighdoll, CTO, Digiting, Inc.
> >

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