View first web framework especially as implement in Lift, provide a very clean seperation of web design and backend development. Lift also provides a lot very helpful techs to make ajax form, comet, long polling, parallel load easy to implement with it. Check out the Simply LIft and Seven things websites.
CloServe currently implemnts some of the features available in LIft: snippet, surround, embed, ajax form, long poll, comet. They do not work exactly the same as Lift though. For eg, in CloServe, ajax form, long pull, comet are using websocket.
Just like the mark up language of Django is used by many non-django web frameworks, since Lift is the de Facto standard for view first framework, Closerve mark the HTML using the same “lift:” identifier. This will provide some reusablility of HTML files.
Currently Closerve is still in very beginning stage, the code are not well organized or optimized. There could also be security bugs. Neverless it is working and we run our website on it.Welcome to join the development at: CloServe Github Page and discuss topics about it at google closerve group .