How we implemented a drunk mode for Vaadin at SpringOne Platform 2019

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Recently, I had the chance to attend the SpringOne Platform conference in Austin, Texas. It was a high-quality conference with topics on Java, .NET, Kotlin, modern web, DevOps, and Spring. I had fun, learned a lot, and hacked with Vaadin. So keep reading to learn how we created a custom annotation to enable an easter egg in a Vaadin application.

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