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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 8. Developing Your Own Components

Standing on the shoulders of giants, Vaadin offers you a variety of UI components on top of GWT, taking all the client/server communication implementation details off you. However, Vaadin doesn't limit you to the included UI components. You have all the GWT power to develop your own!

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Custom components

  • Client-side applications and compiling to JavaScript

  • Widgets

  • Remote procedure calls

  • Extensions

  • Custom JavaScript

In this chapter, you will use the Vaadin client side framework to compile Java code into JavaScript. You will develop a custom component, a pure client-side application, a client-side component that communicates with server, and a custom JavaScript component sponsored by JQuery. Let's start the last stretch of our journey.