David Pollak is the founder and BDFL of the Lift Framework open source project
Join David for a 4 hour introductory session to Lift. David will cover:
- Lift's View First and Design Friendly templates to mock up the UI of your application
- Associate the UI with application behavior via Lift's snippets
- Explore Lift's Ajax and Comet features by adding interactive features to your app
- Expose your app data via JSON using Lift's REST helpers
In this talk, we will discuss what these concepts represent and how they apply in everyday programming practices. A concrete explanation of the meaning and motivation for each of these will be provided — no metaphors or handwaving. Some of the practical consequences will be introduced by drawing on the ubiquitous knowledge of everyday programmers.
The audience should expect to walk away with an introductory understanding and vocabulary for these topics with a capability to directly apply this knowledge in any programming environment and an aspiration to take this knowledge further.