Vaadin 7 Cookbook

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  • Develop a Rich Internet Application in pure Java language
  • Create a Vaadin project in different IDEs and platforms
  • Explore the new Vaadin 7 features such as Extensions, URI fragments, Converter mechanism, and more
  • Understand and use different types of layouts
  • Use build-in atomic components such as button, table, text field, and more
  • Bind model to components and fetch data from the database lazily
  • Work with listeners and events and improve your web application by adding server-push add-ons
  • Integrate Vaadin into the Grails framework

It is really expensive and demanding to develop Rich Internet Applications from scratch. Vaadin is an amazing framework that contains many ready-made components for the creation of user interfaces. Applications created in Vaadin are compatible with all the latest versions of web browsers. Although the screenshots in this book are from Chrome, examples can also run on other browsers like Firefox Mozilla, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

Vaadin 7 Cookbook contains many practical recipes that we have gathered during the development of Vaadin applications. This book will help you to take your learning experience to the next level by giving you many solutions to the common problems faced along with explanations. There is even more than that. Vaadin 7 Cookbook goes beyond the basics and shows you how to build Vaadin application for real-world scenarios.

Vaadin 7 Cookbook starts with the creation of a project in various tools and languages then moves to components, layouting, events, data binding, and custom widgets. Vaadin, together with Grails, is a powerful tool for the rapid development of RIA applications and this is described in a chapter on how to work with GORM, Service, compiling a widgetset. The quality and stability of the application, testing the Vaadin code, and data management of Vaadin is also explained in detail.

Vaadin 7 Cookbook is focused on learning and understanding how to work with Vaadin as well as trying out Vaadin with other technologies such as Grails.

  • Covers exciting features such as using drag and drop, creating charts, custom components, lazy loading, server-push functionality, and more
  • Tips for facilitating the development and testing of Vaadin applications
  • Enhance your applications with Spring, Grails, or Roo integration
Page Count 404
Course Length 12 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781849518802
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2013


Jaroslav Holaň

Jaroslav Holaň is a skilled and creative Sun Certified Java Programmer. His main focus of interest is on frontend applications. He has experience with web technologies such as Vaadin, GWT, Rich Faces, JSF, and has also created desktop applications in Eclipse SWT and JFace. He has worked on various software projects, ranging from banking systems to mobile applications. He is mainly focused on Java, but is open to other languages and technologies. When he's not programming, he's dealing with magic tricks. You can find him on

Ondřej Kvasnovský

Ondřej Kvasnovský is currently working as a Senior Java Developer in pricing the business for an American company, Vendavo. Ondrej has spent six years in a large international company working mainly for the banking industry in Scandinavia as a Java Programmer, Project Manager, and Manager. Ondrej's biggest free time interest is working on the Grails plugin for Vaadin (see and participation on projects using the Vaadin and Grails frameworks. He, together with other people, is taking care of the organization of the Java User Group in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ondrej can be found on LinkedIn at, his public projects on Github can be found at, and his blog on