Build exciting Vaadin applications with Packt's new book and eBook

July 2013 | Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide by Alejandro Duarte. This indispensable guide is the perfect introduction to Vaadin, taking a practical, hands-on approach packed with easy to read tutorials and examples that will teach readers how to develop web applications in minutes and learn the basics of Java web development.

About Alejandro Duarte:

Alejandro Duarte learned how to program at age 13 using the Basic language on a black screen with a blinking cursor. He used to spend hours thinking of ideas for new software and even more hours bringing his ideas to life. Alejandro graduated from the National University of Colombia with a BS in Computer Science and has been involved in many Java related software development projects. He started by working with Struts 2 and quickly switched to more RIA-friendly frameworks such as Grails, JQuery, GWT, and Vaadin. Alejandro is the author of Enterprise App for Vaadin add-on and InfoDoc Pro, both open-source projects based on the Vaadin framework. He currently works as a freelance developer for several companies and customers, mainly in Colombia, Chile, India, and Kenya.

Vaadin is an open source Web application framework for rich Internet applications. In contrast to JavaScript libraries and browser-plugin based solutions, it features a server-side architecture, which means that the majority of the logic runs on the servers. Ajax technology is used at the browser-side to ensure a rich and interactive user experience.

Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner’s Guide shows readers how to use Eclipse, Netbeans, and Maven to create Vaadin projects and then demonstrates how to use labels, text fields, buttons, and other input components. After detailing the basic usage of Vaadin, the book goes on to explain Vaadin theory so readers have all they need to enhance their knowledge of Vaadin UI components and customization techniques.

Readers will learn how to do all of the following:

-Create Vaadin applications using Eclipse, Netbeans, and Maven

-Use input components such as text fields, buttons, combo boxes, check boxes, and more

-Use layouts, panels, and windows to arrange UI components

-Incorporate navigation capabilities to Vaadin applications

-Use tables and trees to present complex data

-Use advanced components such as progress indicators, context menus, sliders, and drag-and-drop capabilities

-Include custom HTML, Flash, and other web content in Vaadin applications

-Customize UI components by using CSS

-Develop your own components

This book will be useful for those who have experience with the Java language and want to create web applications that look good without having to deal with HTML, XML, and JavaScript. Basic Java programming skills are required, but no web development knowledge is needed at all. To learn more about the book, you can visit the Packt bookpage.

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