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Learning Vaadin by Nicolas Frankel

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Summary

In this chapter, we saw the migration of application tiers in the software architecture between the client and the server.

We saw that each step resolved the problems in the previous architecture:

  • Client-server used the power of personal computers in order to decrease mainframe costs
  • Thin clients resolved the deployment costs and delays

Thin clients have numerous drawbacks. For the user, a lack of usability due to poor choice of controls, browser compatibility issues, and the navigation based on page flow; for the developer, many technologies to know.

As we are at the crossroad, there is no clear winner in all the solutions available: some only address a few of the problems, some aggravate them.

Vaadin is an original solution that tries to resolve ...

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