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Web apps vs Native mobile apps: Which one is better for you?

One of the first challenges in building an application is deciding which platforms to support. Native mobile apps offer great usability but are expensive to build. On the other hand, web apps work on all platforms but have traditionally been unable to deliver the same user experience as native ...
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How Mental Health Check is saving lives with Vaadin

Enabling the right use of resources by building quickly and cost-effectively Sferion is a Calgary-based tech company that got its start building oil and gas software to enable digital transformation within natural resource industries. More recently, Sferion expanded into the medical field and is ...
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The Java Developer’s Approach to Web Bluetooth

The Web Bluetooth API is one of the interesting new technologies that the Google Chrome team has cooked up that further narrows the gap between web apps and “real” apps. It allows full access to Bluetooth devices straight from the browser. The ability to connect directly to various devices like ...
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Meet Breeze and Carbon: The two new theme add-ons available in Directory

Some development teams find writing their own CSS styles more interesting than others. We have created two theme add-ons to kickstart the visual customization of Vaadin 23 apps. Both themes can be used as they are or further customized to better fit your team’s needs. Carbon Theme for Vaadin 23 ...
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Enable Live Reload for your Vaadin project

Vaadin Flow supports live reload features out of the box. This enables developers to view their changes in the browser without manually restarting the server and refreshing the browser after each change in the code. In this blog post, I'll show you how to enable automatic browser reloads for your ...
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Create a custom component with Lit

Learn how to make your custom component a first-class citizen in the Lumo design system. In this tutorial, I will share some learnings I have gathered with my team when we have implemented custom components for Vaadin. When you start creating your custom components, I would assume you like them to ...

What stuck out to the Products team in the Vaadin Community Survey 2021

In the Vaadin Community Survey 2021, we asked our community members a series of questions to help us gain a better understanding of who is currently using Vaadin, why they’re using Vaadin, as well as what are some of the most common things they struggle with when building applications with Vaadin. ...
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German insurance company HDI achieves a 50% reduction in lines of code by migrating to Vaadin

HDI is in the process of modernizing its business-critical application, Policy. The company migrated the internal application’s client side, originally built on RCP and SWT, to Vaadin Flow V14 to make use of our comprehensive selection of web components. Read the full story below. The company: A ...
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Learn from the best – productivity tips from software architect Petter Holmström

Vaadin not only develops frameworks for building applications. We also develop actual applications. In all of these, we use our tools to some extent, but many deliveries by our Services department are fundamentally generic Java software projects, or consulting on them. This is probably the place to ...