Franz will be presenting his experiences with Liftweb and Netty, as well as Web-Development with Scala in general. He will explain how Scala has enabled him to produce meaningful, stable and performing code and why it is endless fun for him!
The first part will cover a variety of topics ranging from Liftweb's amazing features and (few) weaknesses. You will be discovering Liftweb's frontend features like Comet-support and Desinger-friendly templates as well as how to draw a customizing Menu out of Lift's SiteMap.
The second part will be about using Netty out of Scala. You will be exploring ways to use Netty's low-level approach to deal with HTTP connections and how to use them out of Akka Actors. In-depth session on Long-Polling, Comet and WebSocket requests!
Franz is a BSD-enthusiastic Black Belt DevOp with Polyglot tendencies. After having done paid projects in over 25 programming languages, he's found his passion in Scala and has been an active member of the community since 2009.
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