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Vaadin 7 Cookbook by Ondrej Kvasnovsky, Jaroslav Holan

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Chapter 1. Creating a Project in Vaadin

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a project in Eclipse IDE
  • Generating a Vaadin project in Maven archetype
  • Building a Vaadin application with Gradle
  • Using Vaadin with Scala
  • Running Vaadin on Grails

Introduction

Before we start coding, we need a project. Vaadin projects can be created in many ways using several tools and languages.

In this chapter, we will show how to make projects that support three languages: Java, Groovy, and Scala.

First, we will make a simple Java project in Eclipse. Then, we will continue in a more sophisticated way and make a Vaadin application by using Maven and Gradle. Maven is a tool providing a better build process and it uses XML for the description of project, definition of dependencies, ...

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