Integrating Vaadin

You can integrate Vaadin with many Java and other technologies.

Some of the most common ones are as follows:

Using Vaadin with Spring

Vaadin is well suited for using it with the Spring Framework. Spring is part of the recommended toolchain, and in fact Vaadin applications are by default Spring Boot applications.

Using Vaadin with CDI

CDI or Contexts and Dependency Injection is a framework for injecting dependency objects in different contexts. It is part of the Java EE platform, but similar in purpose to autowiring in Spring.

Embedding Applications

In addition to running Vaadin a application in a web page, you can embed it in a web page, which could be part of some other application.


OSGi is an open source specification that describes a modular system and a dynamic service platform for Java. Application and component bundles can be remotely installed, started, stopped, updated, and uninstalled without requiring a reboot.


Apache Karaf is based on OSGi and provides a lightweight container onto which various components and applications can be deployed. It provides some enterprise-ready features like shell console, remote access, hot deployment, and dynamic configuration.