"Exploring Lift: Scala-based Web Framework" , a new book from three of the principal committers on Lift, Derek Chen-Becker, Marius Danciu and Tyler Weir, will be available from Apress  in April. The book covers the fundamentals of building a comprehensive Lift-Based Web application. It provides valuable guidance on advanced topics such as AJAX, Comet and custom URL rewriting, supported by extensive code examples. Not only can you learn how to create Web applications quickly but also gain a wonderful insight into the power of Scala in this real world application. Have a look at the first few chapters of the book here , on the Lift web site .