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Vaadin, Rich Web Apps in Server-Side Java without Plug-ins or JavaScript

Joonas Lehtinen (Vaadin Ltd)
Java: Client
Location: A107/108
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)

Get introduced to the Vaadin framework by one of its core developers. The Vaadin provides a desktop-like programming model on the server for creating Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) in plain Java – without the need for HTML, XML, plug-ins or JavaScript.

In this session, Joonas lays out the key concepts of the server-side RIA development model and compares it to client-side RIA. To demonstrate the use of framework, an example application is developed during the session step-by-step. The presentation is concluded with pointers on how to start developing your own applications with Apache-licensed Vaadin-framework.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create a desktop like web application in Java
  • Difference between page oriented, client-side RIA and server-side RIA architectures
  • How Vaadin can be extended with Google Web Toolkit
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Joonas Lehtinen

Vaadin Ltd

Joonas Lehtinen, PhD, is one of the core developers of Vaadin, a Java-based framework for building business-oriented Rich Internet Applications. Joonas has been developing applications for the web since 1995 with a strong focus on Ajax and Java. He is the founder and CEO of the company behind the Vaadin framework.