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Learning Vaadin by Nicolas Frankel

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Why Vaadin?

Vaadin is a solution evolved from a decade of problem-solving approach, provided by a Finnish company named Vaadin, formerly IT Mill.

Therefore, having so many solutions available, one could question the use Vaadin instead of Flex or GWT? Let's first have a look at the state of the market for web application frameworks in Java, then detail what makes Vaadin so unique in this market.

State of the market

Despite all the cons of the thin-client approach, an important share of applications developed today uses this paradigm, most of the time with a touch of Ajax augmentation.

Unfortunately, there is no clear leader for web applications. Some reasons include the following:

  • Flex would be a good candidate, as the technology is mature and Adobe ...

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