Lift rises to 1.0
Lift, the Scala based web framework, has reached version 1.0. Originally open sourced two years ago by David Pollack, the Lift Web Framework provides Scala developers with the infrastructure to create web applications that make use of Comet, Ajax and REST, while claiming to offer "developer productivity normally associated with Rails and TurboGears". Because the Scala language generates code for the Java Virtual Machine and interoperates with Java libraries, Lift based applications can be deployed as WAR files into Jetty, Tomcat, Weblogic and other J2EE containers.
In announcing the availability of Lift 1.0, Pollack thanked the community that has built up around Lift for "a long and fun experience". Lift now has over a dozen committers working on its code. Lift is Apache 2.0 licensed and a demonstration web site showing the capabilities of the framework is online.