Once you have installed a development environment, as described in the previous chapter, creating a Vaadin project proceeds in the IDE that you have chosen.
The Vaadin core library and all Vaadin add-ons are available through Maven, a commonly used build and dependency management system.
The recommended way to create a Vaadin application project is to use a Maven archetype. The archetypes contain all the needed dependencies, which Maven takes care of. The Eclipse IDE plugin currently also supports creating a normal Eclipse web project using the Ivy dependency manager.
In this chapter, we:
Give an overview of the Vaadin libraries
List the available Maven archetypes
Give step-by-step instructions for creating a project in the Eclipse IDE, NetBeans IDE, and IntelliJ IDEA, as well as with command-line.