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RIA in Java without Plug-ins or JavaScript.

6:00 - 7:00 Networking & Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:10 Announcements

7:10 - 8:30 Vaadin Presentation

8:30 - 8:45 Q&A

Vaadin is a web application framework for Rich Internet Applications (RIA). In contrast to Javascript libraries and browser-plugin based solutions, it features a robust server-side architecture. This means that the largest part of the application logic runs securely on the server. Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is used on the browser side to ensure a rich and fluent user experience.

Vaadin is a large collection of UI components. You compose the application user interface from components such as Buttons, Tables, Trees and Layouts. The components use events, listeners and data binding to communicate with each other and with your business logic.

Vaadin is a robust architecture for rapid application development. The component-based architecture together with statically typed Java language and data binding features help you build applications that are easily modularized and refactored as needed. The IDE and tooling support including visual designing tool help you to build web user interface extremely fast.

Jani Laakso has been programming since the early demoscene in the mid 80s. Leading several projects on top of Vaadin, some of which have involved over a million lines of Java code. One of the founders of Vaadin and leader of R&D for a few years. Currently looking forward on incorporating Vaadin into Silicon Valley.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Framework is amazing and easy to integrate with any Portal container and / or Server side component.

    November 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great. It was especially good to see a real coding session utilizing Vaadin.

    November 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great food, great talk.

    Suggest trying to encourage more net-working (eg., seating etc)

    November 3, 2011

  • Rohan R.

    Great setting and awesome arrangements (especially the food). However the actual presentation could have been a bit better. The presentation was a bit too basic and the presenter spent too much time on what Vaadin is and it's history and not enough time on the technical aspects of Vaadin.

    November 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation was good although a bit slow for me, especially during the live Vaadin coding.

    Also, it would be interesting to have a topic about comparison/difference between Vaadin and other server-side component oriented Java frameworks such as Wicket, Tapestry, Echo 2/3, RAP, and JSF :)

    November 3, 2011

  • Karl P.

    excellent presentation -- with a real coding example at the end - first I heard about vaadin --- that's the kind of meeting where one can learn things

    November 3, 2011

  • Ahmad Y.

    That was awesome presentation as usual. Thank you guys!

    November 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quality presentation & book - please share slide deck - nice simple walk through..that a fat bird like me can follow. There was give away from my friend Book Publisher - they ask you write a Book Review to keep the swag flowing

    November 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good meeting, good presentation. The seating arrangements were unfortunately not conducive to meeting people and networking, but other than that it was excellent.

    November 3, 2011

  • Alan C.

    The speaker followed most of the slides from this preso posted on slideshare. He covered about half of the slide desk, and then branched into a live demo using eclipse and the plugin for vaadin to build a sample application.
    http://www.slideshare.net/jojule/vaadin-rich-web-apps-in-serverside-java-without-plugins-or-javascript
    Alan

    November 2, 2011

  • Van R.

    Our video volunteer couldn't make it tonight. So, no live streaming this one. Sorry.

    November 2, 2011

  • Manuel L.

    Is it possible that presentation will be streaming on Internet or maybe it will be a webinar?

    Thank you

    November 1, 2011

  • Jani L.

    1. Install JDK and Eclipse (Java EE version is best supported)

    2. Install Vaadin plugin, see https://vaadin.com/eclipse or just use Eclipse Marketplace

    3. On Eclipse "Create new Vaadin project"

    4. Start project

    => Your simple Hello World app is running on web browser

    There's lots of documentation for Vaadin, but perhaps the best way to start is the following link:
    https://vaadin.com/learn

    Same link contains tutorials and free HTML / PDF book (432 pages).

    October 31, 2011

  • Pradeep J.

    Also SpringMVC while great doesn't have a RIA component composition framework out of the box. Somehow DWR, Jackson Mapper, etc. and mobile frameworks like JQ Mobile/Sencha/appMobi leave a LOT of work even for a 20+ programming team that I manage.

    October 30, 2011

  • Pradeep J.

    Can organizers post Vaadin links to install, setup, example code/ tutorials, download pdfs or Eclipse plugins. I AM SURE AUDIENCE WOULD LIKE TO REALLY FOLLOW ALONG. Personally I would like to "hack" a web app and mobile app soon after.

    October 30, 2011

  • Jani L.

    I will also do some live coding with Vaadin under Eclipse IDE. Feel free to help me out with my Java typos.

    October 26, 2011

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