How to enable real-time collaboration in your Vaadin app in 4 steps

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Most web applications are collaborative. You have multiple users, all working with the same underlying data in the database. However, in most existing business applications, this collaboration doesn't happen in real time, which can lead to mistakes, inconsistent data, and lost working time.

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Use Vaadin to Build Real-Time Collaborative Web Apps for Work

The digitization of customer and supply-chain interactions, as well as internal operations, has been accelerated by three to four years as a swift response to COVID-19. Companies have been pushed beyond the technology tipping point, fundamentally changing the way business is done today. The era of ...
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Why Real-time Collaboration is Essential in Web Apps for Work in 2021

Companies are becoming increasingly distributed around the globe and some are switching entirely to remote work. COVID-19 only accelerated the move towards a more digital and interconnected way of working. The jump to a predominantly online workplace calls for a solution that empowers cross-border ...

Inside the (Collaboration) Engine Room

Vaadin recently released Collaboration Engine, a new feature that allows you to easily create real-time multiuser apps. In this post, we take a look under the hood to see how it works.   You can try a collaborative demo app here.   While it's not immediately obvious when using the high-level ...
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Introducing a new free tier for Collaboration Engine

When we first announced the launch of Collaboration Engine last year, we received an overwhelming response from our community. Scores of developers were eager to try building real-time collaboration features into their Vaadin apps with just a few lines of code. Until today, Collaboration Engine was ...
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Collaboration Engine: How the demo app works

The Vaadin Collaboration Engine is a set of features that enables end users of your Vaadin application to collaborate with each other in real time within the application. It was built to help people work together when not sharing an office space. It’s included in all commercial Vaadin subscription ...

A sneak-peek at the future of Vaadin’s real-time collaboration features

Last Thursday saw the unveiling of our initial release of Vaadin’s new collaboration feature, which allows developers to rapidly build real-time form editing features directly into Vaadin applications, with only a few lines of code.  A stable, beta version of the feature is currently available on ...

Meet Collaboration Engine: The simplest way to build collaborative web apps

(Part 2 of 4) Today, we launch the first iteration of Collaboration Engine: The world’s simplest solution for building powerful, real-time collaboration features into web applications.  Read on to learn more about the problems we set out to solve, how Collaboration Engine works, and how you can ...
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An introduction to real-time collaboration in business critical applications

(Part 1 of 4) Many businesses are looking beyond geographic borders to procure the best workforce, customers, vendors and partners. In other words, organizations are becoming increasingly more distributed as they conduct business across the globe. This means that online workflows (the sequence of ...