Scrum Doesn’t Solve Your Problems!

The world is full of praise to Scrum, agile and lean. I’m sure you’ve read a few articles or books. They say nothing can possibly go wrong! A silver bullet! Just pick a bunch of tickets, agree on a size for those, talk about yesterday and today for 15 minutes each morning, count ticket sizes every month-or-so, show stuff to people in a room, and talk about how you did things since the last chit-chat. Repeat. Success.

This has driven me mad many times over as reality has proven not to be as straightforward as marketed.

Anticipating 7.1.0, Debug Window

In the series of new features in 7.1.0, last week we looked into how the push functionality works, and this time we’re taking a bit more shallow and visual approach. I’ll walk us through the completely new and redesigned debug window. Aside from the fact that it’s actually easy on the eyes ...

Anticipating 7.1.0, Server push

Asynchronous updates of the UI have always been very high on the wishlists of many Vaadin developers. Even I stumbled upon the need for asynchronous updates during my junior years, without even realizing it. I thought Vaadin was broken somehow. I mean, if my button’s click listener can change the ...

You had opinions on Directory

In Finland, we default to “no feedback is good feedback” – You usually don’t get positive feedback, since everyone assumes everything works great, that perfection is status quo. When we had a questionnaire about Directory, imagine my surprise when many of you actually took the time to take the ...

New Book - Vaadin 7 Cookbook

At the end of April, we were happy to hear that a third book on Vaadin has been finalized and published (not counting Book of Vaadin, of course). The authors Jaroslav Holaň and Ondřej Kvasnovský have done an awesome job with the Vaadin 7 Cookbook. “Cookbook” is indeed the perfect word to describe ...

50 000 is a huge number

The community has always been important to us, and continues to be so. We do our best to provide interesting technologies, articles and other insights for you. Apparently we’ve done some things right, since today marks the day when we got our 50 000th registered user on vaadin.com. Funnily enough, ...

Introducing Community Cloud

NOTE: This blog post is outdated and Community Cloud is no longer available. You can find updated information on how to deploy Vaadin applications here. We're excited to finally reveal something we've had under the covers for a while now. We're confident that this will be something that you, the ...

Once upon a time there was a Vaadin cake

On Monday February 4th we took a giant leap forward by releasing Vaadin 7 and stepped on board of M/S Baltic Princess on a cruise to celebrate it. Many Vaadin users from Baltic countries joined us on Vaadin Developer Meetup Cruise which was an official Vaadin Release 7 Party. We wanted to offer ...

An Interview With the Guys at Haulmont

Haulmont Technology is a software development consultancy with offices in London, UK and Samara, Russia. With around 80 developers based in Samara, Haulmont creates bespoke enterprise IT systems that offer high scalability and flexibility, based upon CUBA, the company's proprietary JAVA-based ...

How About Theming?

Theming a Vaadin application is not as frightening as some make it to be. It's just normal CSS with some Vaadin-related conventions, but not much more. In the end, you're using the same styles as with any HTML page. To get you started, check out these helpful links! Theming in Book of Vaadin ...