Master the full range of web development features powered by Vaadin-built rich Internet applications
As one of the best web frameworks based on Java, Vaadin is well worth getting familiar with. This tutorial helps you build stunning dynamic web applications that will add new sophistication to your Java capabilities.
* Construct top-notch web applications with one of the best frameworks more » based on Java
* Learn about components, events, layouts, containers, and bindings
* Create outstanding new components by yourself
Vaadin is a new Java web framework for making applications look great and perform well, making your users happy. Vaadin promises to make your user interfaces attractive and usable while easing your development efforts and boosting your productivity as a developer. Vaadin is a web framework that addresses common issues such as poor choice of controls, heterogeneity of technology stacks, page-flow paradigm, and browser compatibility.
This book a practical guide that will help you in creating top-notch web applications with one of the best frameworks based on Java. You will learn about the fundamental concepts that are the cornerstones of the framework. Also, this book will show you how to integrate Vaadin with popular frameworks and how to run it on top of internal as well as externalized infrastructures.
Learning Vaadin: Second Edition is a practical, step-by-step tutorial to understanding, using, and mastering the art of RIA development with Vaadin. You will learn about the fundamental concepts that are the cornerstones of the framework, at the same time as making progress on building your own web application. The book will also show you how to integrate Vaadin with other popular frameworks and how to run it on top of internal as well as externalized infrastructures.
This book will show you how to become a professional Vaadin developer by giving you a concrete foundation through diagrams, practical examples, and ready-to-use source code. It will enable you to grasp all the notions behind Vaadin one step at a time: components, layouts, events, containers, and bindings. You will learn to build first-class web applications using best-of-breed technologies. You will find detailed information on how to integrate Vaadin's presentation layer on top of other widespread technologies, such as Spring, CDI, and Hibernate. Finally, the book will show you how to deploy on different infrastructures like JBoss Portal and Cloud Foundry.
With this book in hand you will be able to utilize the full range of development and deployment features offered by Vaadin while thoroughly understanding the concepts.
What you will learn from this book
* Understand the limitations of the thin-client approach and the rationale behind Vaadin
* Develop web applications with your favorite IDE
* Grasp key concepts: components, layouts, events, containers, and bindings
* Easily create full-fledged web applications
* Use the Vaadin directory to add exciting features on top of Vaadin
* Extend Vaadin to create and share new components
* Integrate Vaadin on top of Spring, CDI, and JPA
* Deploy Vaadin on JBoss GateIn and VMWare Cloud Foundry
This book begins with a tutorial on Vaadin 7, followed by a process of planning, analyzing, building, and deploying a fully functional RIA while covering troubleshooting details along the way, making it an invaluable resource for answers to all your Vaadin questions. « less