Community Spotlight - September 2015

Johannes Häyry
Johannes Häyry
On Sep 29, 2015 11:43:00 AM

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It’s been awhile since we last wrote about new add-ons in Vaadin Directory. Like we promised last month, this time we will take a look at some of the new add-ons and updates available. As usual, there is more new stuff than makes sense to list here. Thank you everyone for your awesome contributions and special thanks to the people continuing to develop and maintain their add-ons past the experimental status and making them stable and truly ready to be used in production. If for some reason you haven’t yet browsed the Vaadin Directory, you definitely should. At the time of writing this, there are over 550 add-ons and more will come every month.

Highlights from the Directory

Here are some of the latest add-ons for your mapping needs:

An add-on called VaadHL wants to tackle the amount of boilerplate code you have to write when developing your CRUD application. Take a look at

There are existing add-ons allowing you to display gauges, but if you want to have simpler and cleaner gauges, there is now a wrapper for JustGage

Vaadin 7.5. and Grid have been out for only a couple of months, but there is already a bunch of nice add-ons. Some of them are experimental and in the early stages of development. Your feedback is even more valuable than usual.


Cloud compiling your widgetset

Have you tried probably the easiest way to use client side Vaadin add-ons? That is "cloud compiling" your widgetset. is a community built service and replacement for the official vaadin-maven-plugin that will delegate the somewhat heavy task of compiling your widgetset to a cloud service. The same service will also host the widgetset and in case somebody has previously used the same application widgetset, the "compilation" takes only the time of one tiny REST call. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you are in the development phase of your project and trying various add-ons from the directory.

Johannes Häyry
Johannes Häyry
I'm a developer disguised as a product marketer. I usually write about new Vaadin releases or the upcoming cool features on the roadmap.
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