Issue No. 03 - May/June (2009 vol. 13)
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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.
Scala, Lift, actor, functional language, pattern match, closure, functional Web
S. Vinoski and D. Ghosh, "Scala and Lift—Functional Recipes for the Web," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 88-92, 2009.