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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
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Chapter 4. Using Vaadin Navigation Capabilities

Historically, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) was suitable mostly for corporate applications deployed and used inside companies' intranets. Trend is changing and Vaadin is aware of that. No more "we can't use Vaadin because we are developing a website-like application". With Vaadin, developing website-like applications is a piece of cake. You can make rich web applications and still let your visitors use navigator's back and forward buttons and allow search engines to find and index your Vaadin applications.

In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting request information

  • URL Path info, fragments and parameters

  • VaadinService class

  • Navigators and views

  • Keeping state after refresh

  • User session

  • Menus

  • Shortcut keys

We are ready to acquire some powerful skills to succeed as Vaadin web application developers. You don't want to miss this chapter!