For instructions about using Vaadin to develop applications, please refer to
To contribute, first refer to Contributing Code for general instructions and requirements for contributing code to the Vaadin framework.
Instructions on how to set up a working environments for developing the Vaadin framework follow below.
Vaadin alternatives and similar libraries
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Spring Boot10.0 10.0 L5 Vaadin VS Spring BootSpring Boot
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Blade8.7 0.0 L1 Vaadin VS Blade:rocket: Lightning fast and elegant mvc framework for Java8
Grails7.9 9.3 L2 Vaadin VS GrailsThe Grails Web Application Framework
Ninja7.3 0.0 L4 Vaadin VS NinjaNinja is a full stack web framework for Java. Rock solid, fast and super productive.
PrimeFaces7.2 9.8 Vaadin VS PrimeFacesUltimate Component Suite for JavaServer Faces
Ratpack7.0 2.1 L4 Vaadin VS RatpackLean & powerful HTTP apps
Google Web Toolkit6.7 0.0 L1 Vaadin VS Google Web ToolkitGWT Open Source Project
Bootique6.6 6.7 L4 Vaadin VS BootiqueBootique is a minimally opinionated platform for modern runnable Java apps.
Jooby6.3 4.2 L3 Vaadin VS JoobyThe modular web framework for Java and Kotlin
Apache Wicket5.8 9.3 L3 Vaadin VS Apache WicketApache Wicket - Component-based Java web framework
Takes5.4 7.3 Vaadin VS TakesTrue Object-Oriented Java Web Framework without NULLs, Static Methods, Annotations, and Mutable Objects
Pippo5.3 0.0 L4 Vaadin VS PippoMicro Java Web Framework
jhipster5.2 8.6 Vaadin VS jhipsterDEPRECATED: use https://github.com/jhipster/jhipster-bom instead
ZK4.9 9.5 L1 Vaadin VS ZKZK is a highly productive Java framework for building amazing enterprise web and mobile applications
Firefly4.4 6.0 Vaadin VS FireflyFirefly is an asynchronous web framework for rapid development of high-performance web application.
Baratine2.7 0.0 L2 Vaadin VS BaratineBaratine is a fast reactive Java service platform for the web.
jwt2.6 3.1 Vaadin VS jwtJava Web Toolkit
mangoo I/O2.5 0.0 L4 Vaadin VS mangoo I/OAn Intuitive, Lightweight, High Performance Full Stack Java Web Framework.
jetbrick-webmvc2.3 0.0 Vaadin VS jetbrick-webmvcjetbrick web mvc framework
Free enterprise Java CMS2.2 0.0 L2 Vaadin VS Free enterprise Java CMSJava CMS engine. Host and develop multiple websites inside a single instance through the GUI and benefit from features like A/B testing, affiliate tracking tools, and a high performance template engine with CSS stylesheets processing & scripts minification.
Apache Tapestry2.1 0.0 Vaadin VS Apache TapestryA push library for Tapestry5 based on CometD
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Vaadin allows you to build modern web apps efficiently in plain Java, without touching low level web technologies.
This repository contains source code and issue tracking for Vaadin 8 and Vaadin 7, both of which use GWT as the base of client-side implementations. You can find source code and issue tracking for newer, web component based Vaadin versions in vaadin/platform.
Vaadin 8 includes Vaadin 7 compatibility classes. The source code in this repository is (and will always be) available under Apache License 2.0, but Vaadin Framework 7 and 8 are now being maintained under a closed-source model by the Vaadin Expertise Team. You are free to continue using Vaadin Framework releases up to 8.14.3 and 7.7.17, and you are free to fork and maintain the framework yourself.
Vaadin 8 open source maintenance ended in February 2022, extended support is available until February 2032. Starting with version 8.15.0, Vaadin 8 is subject to CVDLv4.
Vaadin 7 open source maintenance ended in Febraury 2019, extended support is available until February 2029. Starting with version 7.7.18, Vaadin 7 is subject to CVDLv4.
For a changelog of Vaadin 8 starting with 8.15.0, see the [Vaadin 8 Changelog](CHANGELOG-VAADIN8.md).
For a changelog of Vaadin 7 starting with 7.7.30, see the [Vaadin 7 Changelog](CHANGELOG-VAADIN7.md).
Using Vaadin 8 to develop applications
Please refer to Vaadin tutorial and other documentation.
For known issues within Vaadin framework, see Issue Tracker. Comment or react to an existing issue to mark your interest in resolving it. If you don't find an existing report of an issue you are experiencing, submit a new issue.
Developing Vaadin Framework
For instructions on how to set up a working environment for developing the Vaadin framework, please visit [Development Instructions](README-DEV.md). Pay special attention to workspace preferences.
As of February 2022, this repository is used for issue tracking. Since we are no longer building releases from this repository, we are no longer accepting pull requests. You may file bug reports here against extended maintenance releases.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Vaadin README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.