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Learning Vaadin by Nicolas Frankel

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Chapter 3. Hello Vaadin!

In this chapter, we will:

  • Learn key concepts behind the Vaadin framework
  • Have an overview of its internal architecture
  • See how to deploy a Vaadin application to a servlet container, be it in an IDE or outside it
  • See how to update the previously developed application with a very simple interaction in order to display "Hello Vaadin!"

Note

In the rest of this book, we will use the Eclipse IDE for detailed explanations and screenshots. However, there are enough similarities between Eclipse and NetBeans such that those same explanations can safely be used in NetBeans.

Now enough with the talk, let's begin.

Understanding Vaadin

In order to understand Vaadin, we should first understand what is its goal regarding the development of web ...

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