Vaadin 6, 7, 8 is a Java framework for modern Java web applications. (by vaadin)

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Vaadin reviews and mentions

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  • Java Swing?!
    1 project | /r/informatik | 5 Dec 2023
  • The conjunction of the web
    1 project | | 27 Aug 2023
    But how do we explain the complexity of the current toolset? This is where the Law of the instrument kicks in: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is tempting to treat everything as if it were a nail.". Even if JavaScript was born in the web, JavaScript centered frameworks do not fit properly in the web. That is why we have huge bundles of JavaScript, that is why RSC are necessary (things like RSC were already a thing in Vaadin) and that is how JavaScript became the Birmingham screwdriver.
  • Ask HN: Why is web development such a daunting task?
    5 projects | | 30 May 2023
  • The Dart Side Blog by OnePub – How and when to use isolates – part 2
    1 project | | 24 Apr 2023
    Off-topic but this blog is using, that's the first time I am seeing this framework being used!
  • A front-end programming language that don't need html/css, do you know one ?
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 3 Apr 2023
    But there are frameworks like GWT or Vaadin for Java, but none of them really took off afaik, I've never seen a job posting with either of these.
  • Always-Listening Voice Commands for Vaadin web applications
    2 projects | | 28 Mar 2023
    This small tutorial takes 15 minutes from the start to a working demo. We use Picovoice Porcupine Wake Word Engine to enable a Vaadin-based Java web application.
  • Not a Vaadin developer, yet? Try to guess what this code is doing …
    1 project | | 15 Feb 2023
    Are you a long-time Java developer using Spring-related tech stack? Vaadin can bring a fresh brief of the air into your daily development routines.
  • 7 years with Vaadin (+SpringBoot) in production. Do we still enjoy it?
    1 project | /r/SpringBoot | 8 Feb 2023
    It’s been 7 years since we deployed our first Vaadin app for production. The whole process has been more than interesting. We developed the application according to an analysis (several modules for the agenda in the field of local government) based on a verbal assignment. The customer started testing on our server and after 2 months found only 3 bugs and requested 2 modifications beyond the original brief. Once implemented, we installed it at the customer’s site. The application started for the first time and is still running :-).
  • The Future (and the Past) of the Web Is Server Side Rendering
    9 projects | | 3 Feb 2023
    > Slightly off topic, but I found JSF the most productive out of any framework.

    In my experience, it has been a horrible technology (even when combined with PrimeFaces) for complex functionality.

    When you have a page that has a bunch of tabs, which have tables with custom action buttons, row editing, row expansion, as well as composite components, modal dialogs with other tables inside of those, various dropdowns or autocomplete components and so on, it will break in new ways all the time.

    Sometimes the wrong row will be selected, even if you give every element a unique ID, sometimes updating a single table row after AJAX will be nigh impossible, other times the back end methods will be called with the wrong parameters, sometimes your composite components will act in weird ways (such as using the button to close a modal dialog doing nothing).

    When used on something simple, it's an okay choice, but enterprise codebases that have been developed for years (not even a decade) across multiple versions will rot faster than just having a RESTful API and some separate SPA (that can be thrown out and rewritten altogether, if need be).

    Another option in the space is Vaadin which feels okay, but has its own problems:

    Of course, my experiences are subjective and my own.

  • Happy path: Publishing a Web Component to Vaadin Add-on Directory
    2 projects | | 4 Jan 2023
    Did you find an excellent custom element that would make sense in your Vaadin Java web application? Maybe that is a web component that you previously published yourself in
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vaadin/framework is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Vaadin is Java.

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