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A group of developers independently organized a training program on the Vaadin framework and I'd like to share my experience with this group. Their intention was to spread knowledge of Vaadin in their region, and to hire 3 new developers for their company. I'm talking about the guys at Zero11–a company based in Turin, Italy that develops eCommerce software solutions based on Vaadin. They designed a comprehensive set of lectures that progressively teaches everything you need to become productive with Vaadin.

Writing extensions to Open Source projects

Many open source projects are rigorous on what they want to include in the project. It can be tough to convince the project lead of a new feature, even if you wrote a quality implementation and documentation of it. Sometimes it can be hard to even get a bugfix incorporated. It may feel that the ...

5 tips to get your issue solved quicker in open source projects

Asking for help is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to contribute to OSS projects - if you do it right. Last week I discussed code contributions, which is not easy and often takes a lot of time for beginners. With these tips, you can get your own problem solved and also help the project, ...

How to become an open source contributor?

We are utilizing a lot of Open Source products in our life daily. Sometimes we pay some money for them, in one way or another, but quite often we are just their users. To keep these awesome projects alive, we should at least sometimes try to contribute, give something back to the project. There are ...

Community Spotlight - October 2017

For this Community Spotlight edition, I interviewed Jay Jay Billings, a Research Scientist and Ph.D. candidate in Energy Science at the University of Tennessee. Jay has been leading a group of Software Engineers for 8 years in the Computer Science Research Group of the Computer Science and ...

Community Spotlight - May 2017

For this month’s Community Spotlight I had the pleasure of talking with Nicolas Frankel, published author (Learning Vaadin, Learning Vaadin 7, and Integration Testing from the Trenches), developer, speaker, influencer, and passionate about technology. Find out his thoughts about Vaadin and what ...

Announcing Vaadin Prime

We’re happy to announce Vaadin Prime – the next generation of enterprise grade support for your team. You can now be a Vaadin user in three tiers; as an open source developer, a professional developer or a development team: Vaadin Core – the open source free stuff from Vaadin Framework to Vaadin ...

TouchKit is dead, long live TouchKit

Vaadin TouchKit is released today under Apache 2.0 license - the same permissive free software license as the core framework has. At the same time, we stop developing the product and we will not release any new features for it. We continue to support the product through our commercial support ...

Contributing back to Vaadin

Being an open source project, our goal at Vaadin has always been to enable contributing to the framework as easily as possible. And we’ve accomplished that quite well - Vaadin wouldn’t be what it is today without your feedback and help. Everything we do is fully open in our public Trac system and ...