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Lift in Action: The Simply Functional Web Framework for Scala by Timothy Perrett

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Chapter 2. Hello Lift

 

 

In this chapter, you’ll be creating your first Lift application, but before getting to that, you need to set up your environment so you can compile and run your application code. In order to run on the JVM, Scala code must be compiled before it can be executed. Although it’s possible to compile Scala source code manually, it’s a good idea to have an automated build tool that does this for you.

If you’re coming from a dynamic language such as Ruby or PHP, you may never have needed a build tool. Essentially, build tools automate parts of your development and deployment processes. Typical ...

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