Upgrade your Swing apps to the cloud
Vaadin is a great choice for your UI layer when migrating your Swing based desktop application or an Applet to work inside a browser without plugins.
Its programming paradigm is analogue to Java Swing, so you'll find Vaadin development really natural and productive. Even if you wouldn't have that much experience from web applications, you can reuse all your expertise from desktop application development.
Swing and Vaadin code snippets that implement the same UI.
Vaadin bridges the gap between JVM and HTML5
Recycle the most essential codebase
When moving your UI code to web using Vaadin, you can often reuse the most essential part of your application, the business logic, as such or with only minor changes. When gradually transitioning to web, you can also share the application logic with your Swing and Vaadin based web UI.
UI logic lives right next to you data
Your Swing application most likely uses some sort of server connection to persist data and execute critical business logic. All that is reusable for your Vaadin application, and in some cases even portions of your UI logic can be reused. As your UI code is now executed in the server room, right next to your data, integrating with your backend actually becomes faster and easier than with the old Swing approach.
Secure by default
As a Vaadin application's code is executed on the server, and only a "thin client" is executed in the browser, Vaadin is an extremely high security option for web applications. Attackers have a very thin "surface" to examine your UI code for possible vulnerabilities and there is no need to expose risky REST or Web Services.
Cloud Smoothie® and Smoothie Mambo are server based solutions for forecasting, collaborative demand planning. Originally a Swing application, now using Vaadin they run it as a cloud application.
Procountor, the leading provider of electronic financial management software in Finland, recently completed their migration from a Swing based applet into a Vaadin web application.
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More about Vaadin
Swing to Vaadin example application - An example CRUD app with a shared EJB backend with both Swing and Vaadin client applications. You can check out and play with this project to get an understanding of what your Swing to Vaadin migration might require.
Vaadin Sampler - A demo application containing core component usage examples. A great tool for newcomers to find the right component and configuration for their use case.
Book of Vaadin - Vaadin reference manual. Available as both freely available digital version and as a printed version.
Vaadin trainings - Our classroom and on-site trainings have proven to be a fast way to get your whole team aligned with the new tools and targets.