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Vaadin Directory celebrates 3 years

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Sami Ekblad
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On Apr 12, 2013 1:31:00 PM
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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!
Sami Ekblad
Sami Ekblad is one of the original members of the Vaadin team. He is now working as a framework advocate, and you can find many add-ons and code samples to help you get started with Vaadin. Follow at – @samiekblad
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