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Scalatra vs Unfiltered vs Lift vs Play
Thu, 2011-09-01, 23:07
Say I want to explore Scala web apps, and am comparing web
frameworks. The four in the subject are what I've seen first. Lift
was around for a long time and is big; others seem more compact by
How do folks compare them for a simple project? I'd like to run it on
a cloud-hosted platform such as GAE, so interop with cloud is a plus.
But generally, what is the workflow which makes people pick
lightweight frameworks like Scalatra and especially Unfiltered versus
Do people run Play with something other than Anorm back end, the
latter making incorrect claims against ORMs (hint: you can query
PostgreSQL about the schema ahead of time, cf. PGOcaml for example).
Specifically, what do you use to run on GAE?
Let's make it even simpler.
(a) Is there any reason to use Unfiltered for web sites other than
(b) Is there any reason to delve into Lift for a simple web project to
explore Scala web apps instead of
(c) Scalatra or Play?
(d) so which is it, Scalatra or Play? (Typesafe's using Play for its