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Learning Vaadin 7: Second Edition

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Nicolas Fränkel

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.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782169772
Paperback436 pages

About This Book

  • Construct top-notch web applications with one of the best frameworks based on Java
  • Learn about components, events, layouts, containers, and bindings
  • Create outstanding new components by yourself

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Java developer with some experience in development either on JSP/Servlet or on Swing, and want to enter the world of rich Internet applications, then this technology and book is ideal for you. Learning Vaadin will be perfect as your next step towards building eye-catching, dynamic web applications on a Java-based platform.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Vaadin and its Context
Rich applications
Why Vaadin?
Summary
Chapter 2: Environment Setup
Vaadin in Eclipse
Vaadin in IntelliJ IDEA
Vaadin and other IDEs
Summary
Chapter 3: Hello Vaadin!
Understanding Vaadin
Deploying a Vaadin application
Using Vaadin applications
Behind the surface
Summary
Chapter 4: Components and Layouts
Thinking in components
Laying out the components
Bringing it all together
Summary
Chapter 5: Event Listener Model
Event-driven model
Event model in Vaadin
Summary
Chapter 6: Containers and Related Components
Data binding
Data in Vaadin
Refining Twaattin
Summary
Chapter 7: Core Advanced Features
Accessing the JavaEE API
Navigation API
Embedding Vaadin
Real-world error handling
SQL container
Server push
Twaattin improves!
Summary
Chapter 8: Featured Add-ons
Vaadin add-ons directory
Noteworthy add-ons
Summary
Chapter 9: Creating and Extending Components and Widgets
Component composition
Client-side extensions
Shared state
Server RPC
GWT widget wrapping
JavaScript wrapping
Componentized Twaattin
Summary
Chapter 10: Enterprise Integration
Build tools
Portals
OSGi
Cloud
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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 Hibernate, CDI, and JPA
  • Deploy Vaadin on JBoss GateIn and Jelastic

In Detail

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.

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