Comparing Frontend Frameworks for Spring Boot: React, Angular, and Vaadin (+JHipster)

How to improve the performance of your web application

Improving a web application’s performance becomes more important as the number of concurrent users the application has. There are several reasons to enhance the performance of your web application, even if you do not have a huge amount of concurrent users. Here are a few of the benefits of doing ...
Webinar with Leif Åstrand

Should frontend developers define endpoint APIs?

In this webinar, Leif Åstrand, Product Architect here at Vaadin, discussed the complexities of building modern web applications. He challenged the notion that endpoint APIs should be managed by backend development teams, by making the case for the Backends for Frontends (or BFF) pattern. You can ...
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Web performance webinar with Tracy Lee

We kicked off this year with a webinar presentation on improving web application performance by Tracy Lee. Continue reading for the highlights and an overview of the presentation or watch the full recording on Youtube.   A big Thank You to Tracy Lee for holding this webinar!  Who is Tracy Lee? ...
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Using Vaadin 14 with Liferay - what works, what doesn't?

Liferay has advocated strongly for OSGi lately. And we have lagged behind with this. Our plan was to look into Liferay support for Vaadin 14 after getting OSGi compatibility for npm done. But not every Liferay user needs OSGi. You can already build Vaadin 14 portlets today! Create Liferay portlets ...

Polymer 3 templates and the modernization to LitElement

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the new Vaadin client-side model based on LitElement that was introduced in Vaadin 15 and is now being ported to the newest Vaadin 14 version. Some of the reasons include: the ability to develop with TypeScript, the collection of faster and ...

Migrating Client RIA Business Applications to Web with Vaadin

The lights are going out on all plugin-based Rich Internet Applications (RIA) with the end of Adobe Flash on December 31 2020, and the end of Microsoft Silverlight on October 12 2021. Lately, a few companies have been in touch with us regarding migration from these technologies to Vaadin. Not many ...

Vaadin meets Vert.x

Vaadin server-side applications usually run in a servlet container, such as Jetty, Tomcat, or Undertow. However, Vaadin is not limited to these environments. The Vaadin building blocks are wisely designed on top of abstractions—VaadinRequest, VaadinResponse, VaadinService, VaadinSession, and ...

Building and maintaining the component library of a design system

The main purpose of adopting and using a design system is to ensure consistency with minimal time and effort in the long run. However, there’s no such thing as a “free lunch”. The trade-off of a design system is the time and effort required to implement and maintain it. It’s an investment, but you ...

PWABuilder and Vaadin

Tech giants Microsoft and Google are pushing progressive web applications (PWAs) as the standard for their app stores. They have independently, and through joint effort, found ways to turn existing web apps into PWAs, and to wrap them to be supported on different platforms. These technologies have ...