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Why Lift?

While Lift's unique philosophy can lead to incredible web sites, it can also introduce an intimidating learning curve for new adopters.

Come join Lift committer Dave Whittaker and Jason Cernansky of Iradix, who will walk us though a sample application and explain some of Lift's most exciting features. We'll discuss how:

  • Lift sites are resistant to the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities by default
  • Lift's comet support allows developers to push data as it changes without worrying about issues like connection starvation and other "plumbing" between the client and server
  • Lift pages are rendered from 100% valid HTML markup. Developers can work with the same pages that designers do, and all logic remains type-safe and checked by the Scala compiler

We'll also go over some of the common pitfalls new adopters experience and leave plenty of time to answer your questions.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting ideas (but missed most of the presentation). However, got a tour of the Meetup office...and chatted with one of their engineers.

    August 29, 2012

  • Alan

    The speaker needed to work on his voice, specifically projection & enunciation. It was difficult for me to hear him even though I was sitting in the 3rd row. Believe it or not, basic voice lessons (e.g. singing) can make a difference. Otherwise the technical content provided a good enough intro to Lift.

    August 28, 2012

  • Dave W.

    Sorry about that, the URL for the site is not available via https, it's

    August 28, 2012

  • Dave W.

    Thanks to everyone who came out last night, and to Nate and Doug for setting things up. For anyone interested in taking a closer look at the example code, you can find it on github here:

    I've also published it to a non-cloudbees location for anyone who wants to play around with a working version of the site:

    Feel free to contact me directly with any questions: dave (at)

    August 28, 2012

  • Nikolai A.

    The presentation was a bit flat and didn't really answer the question of why lift?

    August 27, 2012

  • Frank S.

    ok. Not for the uninitiated. Not much of a Lift tutorial, more of a demo walkthrough without much explanation

    August 27, 2012

  • Nathan H.

    As a reminder, you need to use the freight entrance on 166 CROSBY STREET. The front entrance closed for construction. You're going to the 9th floor.

    August 27, 2012

  • Nathan H.

    If you can't make it tonight, please take a moment to update your RSVP so we can order the right about of pizza.

    August 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks good, hope you guys can video this, for all of us who can't make it (not in NYC)

    August 1, 2012

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