The past months have been amazing for Vaadin Directory. We have close to 700 published add-ons! In this month’s Community Spotlight I’d like to highlight some of the new add-ons contributed by our community in the last six months.
Although I’m only featuring completely new add-ons here, there are also some great improvements added to existing add-ons. The best way to stay up to date with what happens in your favourite add-ons is to visit vaadin.com/directory once a week or to follow notifications in the website or the Eclipse plugin.
This add-on includes the
PanelAutoScrollExtension classes, which add automatic scrolling when a dragged element is hovered near the end or the beginning of the layout.
Add OAuth support to your Vaadin applications by embedding a button that does the work for you. The API for this add-on aims to make configuration as simple as possible without hiding any functionality to allow fine-tuning for unsupported OAuth services. The button provided by this add-on opens a popup window which handles the OAuth authentication.
This add-on is primarily composed of a task that can be run on a background thread via an
Executor and then complete the work safely in the UI thread/lock via a
UIAccessor. In Vaadin, UI modifications must be done after obtaining the UI lock. This add-on attempts to simplify that process by providing an implementation of
Future and exposing methods that are safely called in the UI thread.
A button that contains graphical information about the CPU load and RAM usage as well as the logged in users.
This add-on provides UI components to integrate an application with Twitter, including Tweets, Timelines, and buttons (follow, tweet, mention, hashtag).
A Vaadin component that allows the user to easily make side menus like in http://demo.vaadin.com/dashboard.
Other new add-ons
BrokenImageFix by Marcel Hartwig: Fix for broken images in browsers. If you use an
Image with an
com.vaadin.server.ExternalResource in modern browsers and the image isn't available, a broken image is shown.
Vaactor by Otto Ringhofer: Asynchronous communication of Vaadin components with actors, manages session state using actors.
NonSpellCheckTextArea Add-on by Andy Wijaya: Text area that doesn't check spelling.
OnOffSwitch by 대성 김: CSS3 On/Off switches with animated transitions.
Gwt-vaadin-graphics by Franck Lefebure: A Vaadin wrapper for the GWT Graphics addon and a set of Vaadin components to manipulate SVG widgets.
CleanupServlet Add-on by Anna Koskinen: Add a cleanup thread for each session to make sure session cleanup happens.
Keen Charts Add-on by Alejandro Duarte: A Vaadin integration for Keen IO, an analytics service to collect, explore, and visualize data.
HammerGestures Add-on by Pontus Boström: A extension that provides support for touch gestures such as pan, swipe, pinch and rotate. It uses the Hammer.js library.
DatabaseVisualizer Add-on by Thorben von Hacht: Wrapper around a Polymer web component element to help visualize a relational database.
GridActionRenderer Add-on by Anna Koskinen: A renderer for adding an action column to
Grid with separate tooltips for each action.
Enhanced Window Opener by Marco Collovati: An extension of Vaadin’s
BrowserWindowOpener that aims to simplify the opening of generated content in a new browser window or tab.
volga by Matti Tahvonen and Nicolas Fränkel: Add metadata to your Vaadin applications, which will help social media services and search engines to better interpret your application.
styletoggler by Jonni Nakari:
Button extension which toggles another component's CSS style names on the client-side.
ContainerBuilder by Radek Pakula: Use annotations to build containers for other components.
Plotly.API by Sirine Bchini: Draw interactive charts. This add-on is built with the library plotly.js.
CylinderComponent by Felype Ferreira: Render cylinders in Vaadin applications.
Excel Exporter by bonprix HgmbH: Export Vaadin components to Excel.
CssCheckBox Add-on by Zoltán Kiss: An alternative to the standard
SimpleFileDownloader by Nikolay Gorokhov: A modified version of the
FileDownloader component that allows to launch downloading resources by any event.
Chart.js Add-on by Michael Oberwasserlechner: A wrapper for the Chart.js charting library.
TiffViewer by Radek Pakula: Display images in .tiff (.tif) format.
Excel Uploader by 대성 김: Upload Excel files with helpers to render their content in Vaadin components.
easylayout by David Hofmann: A completely unorthodox but productive API wrapper for Vaadin layouts.
ClickableTextRenderer by Peter Hansson: A
Grid renderer which makes cell values clickable and look like a link. Particularly useful for drill-down.
SQLContainer Enhanced by Peter Hansson: Enhanced version of
Internationalization for Vaadin by Bernd Hopp: Add internationalization to Vaadin apps using DI frameworks.
Security for Vaadin by Bernd Hopp: Add permission-based security to Vaadin apps using DI frameworks.
Localtime Add-on by AMahdy AbdElAziz: A label that shows local time for a given server-time.
LoadTestDriver add-on by Johannes Tuikkala: A simple way to do load testing of Vaadin applications.
GridFastNavigation Add-on by Patrik Lindström: Add “Excel-style editing” features to
PdfViewer by Radek Pakula: A wrapper of PDF.js.
Spring-session-redis by Alejandro Duarte: Replace the standard
HttpSession with Redis in Vaadin applications using Spring Session.
Pagination by 대성 김: Add pagination features to Vaadin apps.
Responsive-layout by Jarek Toro: Add responsive capabilities to Vaadin apps.
DatePicker Add-on by Artur Signell: A drop-in replacement for
PopupDateField, using the
<vaadin-date-picker> element on the client side.
Crud UI Add-on by Alejandro Duarte: Automatically generate CRUD-like UIs for any Java Bean.
Client-side-confirm-button by Daniel Schreiber: Show client side confirmation overlays to have the user confirm a button click without any server interaction.
Splash Screen by Leif Åstrand: Show a splash screen while the browser is downloading the application's theme and widgetset.
Jetty Vaadin Add-on by Alejandro Duarte: Run a Jetty Server for a Vaadin application in plain Java.
IonSlider Add-on by Andy Wijaya: Ion slider to beautify slider with ionic icon.