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Instant Lift Web Applications How-to by Torsten Uhlmann

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Saying hello to Lift Boot (Simple)

If you have been developing applications, and in particular web applications, for a while, you probably have come across long XML configuration files. In more traditional web application frameworks it is common to configure your environment using XML or other text formats.

The downside of that approach is that you will have to write a lot of rather verbose XML configuration, and either you use specific tools that understand the XML dialog, or only you will discover any problems in your configuration at runtime. Lift's approach is different. Lift's configuration is pure Scala code. That means your code editor will highlight the code and the Scala compiler will find any syntactic errors at compile time. Cool, eh? ...

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