One of the best things about open source communities is the sharing of knowledge. And what better way to share it than by organising a course at the local university? Last fall we collaborated with Turku Centre for Computer Science and the result was a full course called “Developing Modern Web Apps with Vaadin”. It gathered nearly 100 participants and was the most attended course outside the normal teaching curriculum and because of its popularity, we decided to record it and release the lecture videos to all of you.
Today we’re releasing the first batch of the lectures with two purposes in mind. First of all, it’s an in-depth course and good learning material for anyone interested in Vaadin Framework. Secondly, we’re also releasing the material to help others giving courses around the world to copy the same content.
As Vaadin Framework is freely available for anyone, we want the university lectures to follow the same path. What you get is not only the videos, but also the slides and the example code used during the lectures. We hope this will become a valuable asset for both learning and teaching. If you’re looking to teach Vaadin at your university, high school or just your local group of friends, you’ll have some well tested material to start with.
The course material is split into two parts. During the first part, released today, you’ll learn about the basics of web applications and Vaadin Framework in more detail. The second part, to be released soon, will focus on emerging trends like declarative UI, Progressive Web Applications and Web Components.
PS. If you are a decisive person at a university or a similar higher-level educational institution that would like to host a Vaadin course, Sami Ekblad, our community manager would be happy to help you get started. Email Sami at email@example.com