Install Lift Web Framework – The Series

If you are a loyal reader of this blog, you know that I am a rather new fan of Lift and Scala. I have recently move to use Lift 2.1 over Scala 2.8.0 Lift 2.5 over Scala 2.10.  Unfortunately, I cannot work with Lift as much as I want. My story with Lift and Scala is fill with a lot of blank spaces where, due to my job, I have no contact with Lift coding at all. For that reason, I have created these set of Quick and dirty instructions as tutorial where I review tips, tricks to install Scala, Lift Web Framework, Simple Build Tool, Maven, and Eclipse.

The idea is to keep it updated from time to time including my new findings, and novelties as I believe it is going to change at lot in the very next future. Although I initially envision this as a simple post, I have decided to make a series in order to maintain them more easily and keep contributing to the series after.

It is 2013, Scala & Lift has changed a lot in these 3 years since I publish the first version of this series in October 2010. Lift Web Framework has released version 2.5.1 supported by Scala 2.10 and many things have changed from that time. We are going to review what are the steps for installing a Developer Workplace and starting working with Scala & Lift from the perspective of a Java Developer in Mac OS X [Initially this series was called Install Lift 2.1 in Mac OS X Leopard, but I have recently upgraded to Mac OS X Lion].

Install Lift 2.5 in Mac OS X