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Into the blue

Sometimes taking the fast lane gives a leap forward and a fast track to success - in technology or on a lane on a highway. To keep your focus intact and balanced it is best to stay closest to the center of the road. No side tracks, no tricks, just driving through the clear blue winter nights with the goal to get there in time.

 

Bluemix example app

Bluemix example app

Having a good starting point for your development with a new framework is imperative. When the Bluemix team approached us to create an example app for the Bluemix cloud we decided to start from a clean slate and implement something that is super simple but still a full stack application. The results were a CRUD application called SimpleCRM, using one POJO persisted through JPA and views for charting and maps all available on mobile, tablet and desktop through responsive layouts. You can check out the running demo app on Bluemix and the source code in jazz.net.



Try out the Vaadin Bluemix Boilerplate

Java EE with CDI

Java EE with CDI

Vaadin applications are mostly used in the context of enterprise applications so it only made sense to create better support for integrating Java EE and Vaadin together. CDI, or Contexts and Dependency Injection, makes it easier to wire together Java EE technologies, such as EJB, Interceptors, JPA, JMS and more, seamlessly without large amounts of code. Vaadin CDI makes your UI objects managed beans and this way allows the usage of the famous @Inject annotation in your UI code. For a complete list of Vaadin and JavaEE together see vaadin.com/javaee

 



See Vaadin CDI release notes

OSGi and Vaadin

OSGi and Vaadin

While OSGi is not part of the Java EE specification, it is still a very much leveraged way of writing your applications out of modules, or bundles, helping you reuse code, start and stop modules at runtime and dynamically update your UI. Florian Pirchner, a long time Vaadin and OSGi enthusiast, visited the Vaadin office last week and hosted a webinar on Vaadin and OSGi. Watch the webinar for a quick introduction to OSGi.

 



See the Webinar on OSGi and Vaadin

Vaadin TestBench 4 released

Vaadin TestBench 4 released

Vaadin TestBench 4 is a major overhaul of UI testing for Vaadin. The largest improvements are a type safe API to refer to your components in test cases and an integrated Point ‘n' click selection of components built right into the Debug-window. No more browser plugins or hard to maintain test cases. Try out TestBench and automate your application testing.

 



Check out Vaadin TestBench

GWT 2.7 released

GWT 2.7 released

GWT 2.7 was released last week with huge enhancements in development speed and debugging for Vaadin's client-side widgets. This comes as no news to all of you who have seen the news about Inbox for GMail and how it was created with GWT, taking the underlying technology Vaadin is relying on to a whole new level.



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