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David Pollak

David Pollak founded the Lift Web Framework open source project. Lift is an expressive and elegant framework for writing web applications in Scala. David is a consultant in San Francisco and works on Lift-based projects including Buy a Feature and ESME.

David also wrote the first real-time spreadsheet and the worlds highest performance spreadsheet engine. As CTO of CMP Media, David oversaw the first large-scale deployment of WebLogic.


Lift tutorial

Join David Pollak, the founder of the Lift Web Framework project, for a tutorial on Lift. David will cover:

  • Creating a new project
  • Defining navigation and access control with SiteMap
  • Snippets: transforming the DOM
  • View First: the template, not the controller, defines the application
  • Forms: how to build secure forms

Lift Web: Secure, Scalable, and Super Interactive

David Pollak, the founder of the Lift Web Framework project, will explore many of Lift's features and advantages including:

  • Secure by default
  • Comet/Server Push
  • Ajax without thinking about it
  • Concurrency without having to say "synchronized"

David will demonstrate Lift using a combination of Scala, JRuby and Java.


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