Announcing Lift 2.1

September 24th, 2010

The Lift team and the Lift community are proud to announce the availability of Lift 2.1

Lift is an elegant, expressive web framework that allows any size team build and maintain secure, highly interactive, scalable web applicationsquickly and efficiently.  Lift is built on the Scala and compiles to JVM byte-code.  Lift applications deploy as WAR files on popular application servers and web cotainers including Jetty, Glassfish and Tomcat.  Lift applications can be monitored and managed with the same proven infrastructure used to manage and monitor any Java web application.  Lift is open source licensed under an Apache 2.0 license.

Lift features include:

  • Community... the Lift community is 2,000 members strong, super-active and always there to help with questions
  • Best Comet (server-push) support that allows the creation of dynamic application such as Novell Pulse
  • Super simple Ajax for creating highly interactive web applications without worrying about HTTP plumbing
  • Secure by default... Lift apps are resistant to the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities including XSS, XSRF, and parameter tampering
  • Concise and Maintainable... Lift apps typically contain fewer lines of code than corresponding Rails apps, yet are type safe so that many errors are flagged by the compiler
  • Scalable... Lift apps scale to millions of users across many servers, yet are highly efficient for single-box implementations
  • Compatible... Lift apps can take advantage of any Java library as well as the growing collection of Scala libraries

Lift 2.1's new features include:

  • Support for Scala 2.8
  • Improved NoSQL support for MongoDB and CouchDB
  • Squeryl support

Lift-powered sites include:

  • Foursquare -- the multi-million user location based service that will soon surpass 1M+ checkins a day on their Lift-powered system
  • Novell Pulse -- enterprise collaboration software platform based on Google Wave
  • Innovation Games: The fun way to do serious business -- seriously
  • Xerox/XMPie -- the leading provider of software for cross-media, variable data one-to-one marketing
  • Snapsort -- Compare and decide on cameras
  • No Fouls -- Find pickup basketball games
Please join the Lift community and help use grow Lift.  And a super-big thanks to the 30+ Lift committers who have grown the Lift community and code-base to what it is today... and what it will be in the future!



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Lift 2.6-RC1

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2014/06/19 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 4 of Lift 2.6.


Lift 2.6 M3

2014/04/12 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 3 of Lift 2.6.


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2013/11/08 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 2 of Lift 2.6.


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Lift Books

Entwicklung von Web-Applikationen mit Lift und Scala by Thomas Fiedler and Christoph Knabe.

Simply Lift, by David Pollak is an open source book, available for free in both PDF and HTML versions at http://simply.liftweb.net/.

Exploring Lift, by Derek Chen-Becker, Tyler Weir, and Marius Danciu is an open source book, available for free in both PDF and HTML versions at http://exploring.liftweb.net/.

Lift In Action by Tim Perrett is available in print and eBook format.

Lift Cookbook A community question and answers book, free at cookbook.liftweb.net

Lift Web Applications How-to by Torsten Uhlmann is available in print and eBook format.

Lift Application Development Cookbook by Gilberto T. Garcia Jr. is available in print and eBook format.