Historically, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) was suitable mostly for corporate applications deployed and used inside companies' intranets. Trend is changing and Vaadin is aware of that. No more "we can't use Vaadin because we are developing a website-like application". With Vaadin, developing website-like applications is a piece of cake. You can make rich web applications and still let your visitors use navigator's back and forward buttons and allow search engines to find and index your Vaadin applications.
In this chapter we will cover the following topics: