Overview of Lift -- what's new in 2.4 and the road ahead
Lift is a web application framework designed to build secure, scalable, interactive web applications. It strives to stay developer centric – the applications are fast to build, debug, unit test, easy to deploy, concise and easy to maintain. A Java EE conformant container is all that one needs to develop and deploy Lift application. Lift (along with the entire suite of supporting libraries) works with all the release version of Scala 2.8.x as well as 2.9.x
In this session, Indrajit discusses what's new in recently released Lift 2.4, the most matured release so far.
The talk covers the improvements areas like:
- Infrastructure and library improvements (JSON, Mailer etc.)
- New features in Lift persistence layer (including BSON serialization, Squeryl-Record improvements)
- Improvement to REST support including stateless async/continuations on Servlet 3.0 compliant containers
- HTML5 and CSS selector based transformer enhancements
- Nested snippet detection on the fly
- Localization updates
Finally, I intend to share the tentative roadmap for upcoming release in terms of:
- Build improvements
- Lift record updates
- Netty support
- HTML5Boilerplate/Twitter Bootstrap templates
- Enhancement in form rendering
- Backward incompatible changes and other things that's in store
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