Scala Lift Menu Params examples with SEO friendly url:s
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SEO Friendly Menu Params

This Scala/Lift basic assembly example project demonstrates Lift's menu param:s (menu.param/menu.params) usage combined with a input string transformation to "SEO" (search engine optimization) -friendly url:s using canonical decomposition, lower case, replacing space with "-" etc.

There are two examples, the "ParamTest" menu entry point contains a "bare-bone" menu.param/menu.params usage example wile the "Countries" menu entry point also utilizes "Search Engine Optimization" -friendly url:s. To make things easy to follow the examples has extensive logging.

At this point the SEO friendliness dose not include localization of the url:s but a slight change of the db module would realize that (see known issues).

This unofficial* example is intended for those of you who need some compact and concise running and mostly ;) simple to follow example of a particular feature or concept in Lift.

After many years of Java EE development I started look at Scala/Lift in May 2011 so there may be some none "best practice" stuff in there and if you find something you think could be done in a more Scala/Lift fashion please let me know.

Improvements, contributions and suggestions are welcome!

best regards Peter Petersson

Quick Start

The only prerequisites for running this Lift example is that you have Git and Java installed and configured on the target computer. You don't need to use it but the project also includes a Eclipse plug-in for browsing and following/working with the code, see the Scala IDE section.

  1. Get the examples

    git clone cd SEO-Friendly-Menu-Params

  2. Update & Run Jetty

There is also a sbt.bat for windows users.

./sbt update ~container:start
  1. Launch Your Browser


###Database backend

For demonstration purpose and easy setup this example uses a in memory database.

Scala IDE for Eclipse

Sbteclipse provides SBT command to create Eclipse project files

  1. Usage

    project$ ./sbt

    eclipse create-src

  2. In eclipse do:

    File ==> Import... Select General ==> Existing Project into Workspace Use "Brows" to look up the project root ....

User powered basic example

(*) This is a unofficial Lift user powered basic assembly example which means it is a work based on the sound foundation of Lift and done by a developer who uses Lift for development ;), sharing it with others.