Seven Things that distinguish Lift from other web frameworks January 21, 2011
I've spent a lot of time working out why Lift is better than any other web framework. I've boiled the list down to Seven Things:
- Lazy Loading
- Parallel page rendering
- Comet and Ajax
- Wiring -- declare interdepencies between page elements
- Designer friendly templates
- Wizard -- multipage input screens with full back-button support
I've put together http://seventhings.liftweb.net as a way to not only list the Seven Things, but also to give code examples. Even if you're not a Scala coder, you will be able to see the concise, elegant way that each of the seven things is expressed in Lift.
And as Lift becomes a polyglot framework, as Lift supports JRuby and Java and other languages, there will still be Seven Things that differentiate Lift from all other web frameworks.