Why not indeed! Considering that I spent many years working with the Spring framework (plain old Java objects) on desktop apps years ago, as a lightweight alternative to Enterprise Java, things might start looking quite powerful and familiar, and yet streamlined and better. Things might calm down a little and I might get a productive, solid environment to rock on!
So I'm documenting how I got up and running now with the latest versions of Lift and the Scala IDE for Eclipse, etc., on a souped up MacBook Air, it's pretty sui generis but it might help someone, certainly myself if I come back to things after a stint at something else.
The pattern may be instantiated to yield a process tailored to the project
aWebFactory manufactures... webs!
Webs are web applications.
I was struck upon reading CathedralAndBazaar, how process not only affects product, but is reflected in product. In the Acknowledgements, the author mentions that "Phil Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org> reminded me that the social organization of the hacker culture mirrors the organization of its software, and vice-versa."
So here at aWebFactory, the subject is the factory, the WebApplicationFactoryPattern, as seen in the projects governing a number of products.