[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread David Pollak
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:12 AM, Jeppe Nejsum Madsen je...@ingolfs.dkwrote: Hello, I've been lurking on this list for a while and trying out small things with Lift/Scala but thought I would ask the more experienced people around here before digging much deeper. First some background: I've

[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread Jeppe Nejsum Madsen
Thanks for the swift reponse. A few comments inline On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM, David Pollak feeder.of.the.be...@gmail.com wrote: [...] I don't know Lift/Scala either but I've always liked the clean, simple syntax of SML (did a fair share of SML programming back in the CS classes :-),

[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread Jeppe Nejsum Madsen
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Charles F. Munat c...@munat.com wrote: Yeah, it's always nice to get some... :-) As a former Rails developer, I'll say this: I don't think I'm yet quite as fast in Lift as I was in Rails, but I'm getting there. A lot of this has had to do with switching

[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread Clemens Oertel
If your project is more than a simple app (as I'm certain it is), I would go with JPA. Record is not ready yet, and Mapper is pretty limited. For example, AFAIK Mapper doesn't do many-to-many associations. I've had a lot of success with JPA/Hibernate, and it's getting pretty solid in Lift

[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread Timothy Perrett
I too used to do a lot of rails dev... Granted my lift apps take me *slightly* longer to produce, but only by a bit. However, they do take a lot less time to deploy and maintain because my platform is not leaking like the proverbial rusty bucket ;-) Cheers, Tim On 21/04/2009 20:15, Jeppe

[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread Charles F. Munat
Jeppe Nejsum Madsen wrote: Do you think you'll surpass your Rails speed? If yes, can you explain what elements contribute to this? I'm not sure, but I think so. Then again, it's difficult to say, because I'm doing more. There is definitely a bit less boilerplate for me with Lift, but not

[Lift] Re: Is Lift the right tool for us?

2009-04-21 Thread Derek Chen-Becker
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Charles F. Munat c...@munat.com wrote: In Rails I wrote an extensive library of CRUD functionality that I used to build CRUD apps very quickly. My views were reduced to a few lines of code, controllers even more so. For example, a controller that had 350