Putting my money where my mouth is
I've been going on and on about Scala and lift these past few months to pretty much anybody who would listen. Lift, an alpha web framework for the object-functional language Scala, takes advantage of Scala's numerous features to provide a surprisingly powerful web framework in less than 10k lines of code. Take a look at the lift site to get an idea of what it can do. (Hint: David wrote a wiki in 45 lines of code)
I can see it doing for Scala was Rails did for Ruby.
So when David asked me if I wanted to be a committer, I jumped at the opportunity. I have a couple of patches going in my local SVN working copy mostly related to proper serving of MIME types and caching that I hope to get in soon.
# — 05 September, 2007