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Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide

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Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide

Overview of this book

Vaadin is a mature, open-source, and powerful Java framework used to build modern web applications in plain Java. Vaadin brings back the fun of programming UI interfaces to the web universe. No HTML, no CSS, no JavaScript, no XML. Vaadin lets you implement web user interfaces using an object oriented model, similar to desktop technologies such as Swing and AWT. Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide is an engaging guide that will teach you how to develop web applications in minutes. With this book, you will Develop useful applications and learn basics of Java web development. By the end of the book you will be able to build Java web applications that look fantastic. The book begins with simple examples using the most common Vaadin UI components and quickly move towards more complex applications as components are introduced chapter-by-chapter. Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example: Beginner's Guide shows you how to use Eclipse, Netbeans, and Maven to create Vaadin projects. It then demonstrates how to use labels, text fields, buttons, and other input components. Once you get a grasp of the basic usage of Vaadin, the book explains Vaadin theory to prepare you for the rest of the trip that will enhance your knowledge of Vaadin UI components and customization techniques.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Vaadin 7 UI Design By Example Beginner's Guide
About the Author
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Time for action – deploying and testing

Steps for deploying and testing the Vaadin application in NetBeans are as follows:

  1. Deploying an application in NetBeans couldn't be easier. Just select your welcome project and click on that little green arrow on the toolbar:

  2. Alternatively, you can do the same using the menu Run | Run Project (Vaadin Web Application). Even faster: F6.

  3. NetBeans will prompt you to select a server. You've installed Tomcat, right? Select the Apache Tomcat server and click on OK. Note that you can deploy to any server you have registered in NetBeans, we are using Tomcat just for the purposes of this example.

  4. Once you select the server, you will see a lot of messages on the output console. This is Maven preparing your application. Be patient, this process could take a while, only the first time.

  5. Go to http://localhost:8084/welcome and play with the just created Vaadin application.

What just happened?

We have successfully created, deployed, and run a Vaadin application using NetBeans.