Vaadin, GWT and Client-Server Hybrid Apps

Options Java developers have for building HTML5 applications are a) not use Java language for the UI, b) have a framework like Vaadin to render server-side UI components in DOM or c) compile Java to JavaScript with GWT. Vaadin includes a full copy of GWT and thus covers both the options b and c. 


In this presentation Joonas (founder of Vaadin) discusses Vaadin and GWT, giving quick introductions to both. Benefits and use-cases for client-side and server-side development models are compared and a new hybrid approach is proposed. The hybrid development model begins with a server-side app, but adds client-side parts where the benefits of the client-side development model exceed the complexity it introduces. 

About Joonas Lehtinen
Joonas Lehtinen is co-founder of Vaadin framework, CEO of Vaadin Ltd, RIA technology expert and entrepreneur, PhD.


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  • Aleksandar G.

    I finally uploaded the pix from this event: http://www.meetup.com/sfjava/photos/19977662/

    February 7, 2014

  • Joonas L.

    December 11, 2013

  • Joonas L.

    Thanks for inviting me - it was good to meet you. If you have any more questions, feel free to shoot an email to [masked] (or add a question below)

    December 11, 2013

  • Alexei

    Also wanted to ask about place google Dart. Looks like it is doing something similar, but it is still relatively new.

    December 10, 2013

  • Rich B.

    I made it, last minute. Thanks, the demo was an interesting choice--10 years ago I wrote an address book in PHP. One that I still use today!

    December 10, 2013

  • Joonas L.

    Has the location for the event been set already?

    December 7, 2013

    • Johanne Q.

      This will take place at the New Circle - 301 Howard Street as listed above :)

      December 10, 2013

  • Sumit K.

    HI Can Any One Tell Me Schedule According To Indian Time Zone..

    December 9, 2013

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      A former member

      Us time is 6 pm, pdt - I think that's 5:30 ist

      December 9, 2013

    • Roberto B.

      Hopefully this website is helpful. I found it by doing a simple Google search http://www.worldtimeb...­

      December 10, 2013

  • Manish S.

    won't be able to join in person. Would be awesome if i can join remotely or watch the video later.

    December 6, 2013

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    A former member

    Sounds interesting and timely!

    December 2, 2013

  • Wenjie Z.

    willing to join

    November 16, 2013

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