Vaadin is designed to be a one-stop solution to create web UIs, but you can also use some of its parts in isolation.
For the best effect, we recommend that you combine Vaadin with a well-documented Java backend framework such as Spring or JavaEE/CDI. With these combinations, Vaadin can provide everything you need for fully featured web applications.
Java 8 or later; OpenJDK, Amazon Corretto, Oracle JDK
Java, Groovy, Kotlin, etc.
Spring, JavaEE/CDI, etc.
Eclipse IDE, NetBeans IDE, IntelliJ IDEA, VS Code, Atom, etc.
Apache Tomcat, Apache TomEE, WildFly, GlassFish, JBoss, Jetty, etc.
Server-Side Build Management
Maven (3.5 or newer) or Gradle (6 or newer)
Client-Side Build Management
Node (10 or newer) / npm (5.6 or newer)
Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari
For a particular version of the Vaadin, see the release notes for a more comprehensive list of supported technologies.
On the client-side, any Vaadin component can be used independently without the full framework. Dependencies are managed through npm. In addition, Vaadin Router works well on its own, and can be used in lightweight client-side applications.