Build Comet applications using Scala, Lift, and jQuery

Creating the e-commerce Auction Net site

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Michael Galpin

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: March 24, 2009

Web applications have gotten more and more advanced, and users are always expecting more out of them. One of the most advanced features is Comet, also known as reverse Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) or server-side push. Comet allows for browser-based instant messaging, real-time stock quotes, and so on. Advanced Ajax libraries, such as jQuery, make it easy to write Comet applications on the client side, but getting them to scale on the server is still a challenge. That is where the Scala programming language and the Lift Web application framework can step in and deliver a scalable back end for your Comet application. In this tutorial, build a real-time Web auction using these technologies.

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