It's easy to Get Started with Lift. The Chat app that you build demonstrates a bunch of Lift's advanced features and how easy those features are accessed.

How to Install and Setup

The Lift Cookbook is the most up-to-date resource to learn how to use Lift. First off, you should learn how to Download and Run Lift. Then, if you use an IDE, you can learn how to use them with Lift: you can set up IntelliJ IDEA or Eclipse.

Step by step instructions on the terminal.

From an MVC background

If you're coming from an MVC background (like Rails, Struts, etc.), there's a Chapter for you . The code examples are included and you can run them yourself.

Some Videos


Lift 2.6-RC2

2014/11/23 The Lift team is proud to announce Release Candidate 2 of Lift 2.6.


Lift 2.6-RC1

2014/07/30 The Lift team is proud to announce Release Candidate 1 of Lift 2.6.


Lift 2.6 M4

2014/06/19 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 4 of Lift 2.6.


Lift 2.6 M3

2014/04/12 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 3 of Lift 2.6.


Lift and BREACH

2013/11/20 Lift and BREACH: How Lift protects you, and how you can protect yourself


Lift 2.6 M2

2013/11/08 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 2 of Lift 2.6.


Lift 2.6 M1

2013/10/11 The Lift team is proud to announce Milestone 1 of Lift 2.6.


Lift 2.5 New and Noteworthy

2013/07/15 A list of things new and noteworthy in Lift 2.5


Lift Cookbook in Print

2013/06/28 The Lift Cookbook is now available from O'Reilly.


Lift 2.5.1 Ships!

2013/06/25 The Lift team is proud to announce version 2.5.1 of Lift.


Lift Books

Entwicklung von Web-Applikationen mit Lift und Scala by Thomas Fiedler and Christoph Knabe.

Simply Lift, by David Pollak is an open source book, available for free in both PDF and HTML versions at http://simply.liftweb.net/.

Exploring Lift, by Derek Chen-Becker, Tyler Weir, and Marius Danciu is an open source book, available for free in both PDF and HTML versions at http://exploring.liftweb.net/.

Lift In Action by Tim Perrett is available in print and eBook format.

Lift Cookbook A community question and answers book, free at cookbook.liftweb.net

Lift Web Applications How-to by Torsten Uhlmann is available in print and eBook format.

Lift Application Development Cookbook by Gilberto T. Garcia Jr. is available in print and eBook format.