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Once you have installed a development environment, as described in the previous chapter, creating a Vaadin Framework project proceeds in the IDE that you have chosen.

The Vaadin Framework 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.

In this chapter, we:

  • Give an overview of the Vaadin Framework 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.