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Scala and Lift—Functional Recipes for the Web
May/June 2009 (vol. 13 no. 3)
pp. 88-92
Debasish Ghosh, Anshinsoft
Steve Vinoski, Verivue
Today, there's significant interest in functional languages and frameworks that fit the Web better than imperative languages. We explore Scala, an OO-functional language on the Java virtual machine, and Lift, a framework implemented on Scala's functional features. The Scala language offers functional programming features and asynchronous message-passing concurrency alongside a statically typed model. Lift exploits this model to offer secure, higher-level abstractions to Web developers.

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Index Terms:
Scala, Lift, actor, functional language, pattern match, closure, functional Web
Citation:
Debasish Ghosh, Steve Vinoski, "Scala and Lift—Functional Recipes for the Web," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 88-92, May-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.68
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