The Lift version 2.0 is close to announcement and availability. The new version, based on Scala 2.8, exploits new features of the language to improve performance for page rendering with clustering/multithreading and enhances the devlopment environment for Web applications. The new version of Lift also supports a more Ruby on Rails style development model that will appeal to many. With production use well established at Foursquare and Xerox, Scala/Lift is rapidly becoming a popular Web framework. Read more about Lift v2.0 on SD-Times  (reload the page if you cannot get to the content the first time).