Three years of Vaadin Directory
Vaadin Directory has turned 3 years of age already. The Vaadin Framework itself features a lot of widgets and components, but it cannot have all the features in the world without becoming too big and unusable. The goal of the Vaadin Directory was to “make creation, finding, evaluation, integration and buying Vaadin Add-ons easy”. And now, varying from UI widgets to data binding helpers and development tools, Vaadin Directory hosts nearly 350 add-ons to the framework. If you think about this number, it means that the Directory has seen a new add-on every three days - that’s amazing!
Here are some statistics:
Total add-ons to date: 348 Open-source add-ons: 336 Official Vaadin add-ons: 19 Most versions for a single add-on: 35 (CKEditor) Add-on authors: 144 Most add-ons per author: 18 (by Matti Tahvonen) Total downloads to date: 460 025 Vaadin 7 compatible add-ons: 143
Of course most developers just use the add-ons, but there is a good number of add-on authors too. This goes to indicate how the community works, from developers to developers. Also, as you can see from the numbers above, along with our official Vaadin add-ons, most of the stuff is free and open source.
Make it better and win
We have seen a couple of competitions and prizes for add-on authors during the history of the Directory. And we like to keep it that way in the future too. This time we are asking you to participate in a very brief survey.
To keep Vaadin Directory relevant to everyone, we are asking you to tell how do you use Vaadin add-ons in your development. Please take a minute to answer the survey and you can win Vaadin related prizes by leaving your contact email.
That should be quick enough to fill during the GWT compilation, and if you have any suggestions, this is your spot. Thanks in advance!