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Learning Vaadin by Nicolas Frankel

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Chapter 10. Beyond Application Servers

Until now, we used Vaadin in a "standard" way, with an underlying application server (or JSP/servlet container). This chapter will show us in detail how to run Vaadin applications on a variety of other platforms encountered in enterprises today:

  • Portals, as portlets
  • OSGi platforms, as services
  • Finally, "in the cloud"

We will take a brief look at what each platform really is, and then see how Vaadin can run on them with more or less tweaking.

First, we will see how to manage multiplatform development and how to build tools to minimize the required effort.

Build tools

Until now, in order to create our WAR, we have used Eclipse's (or another IDE's) export feature, which is nice but not comprehensive enough. During ...

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