Setting up the Development Environment For Vaadin Projects
Before we start developing Vaadin Applications we need to set up Development Environment .Am going to give steps by steps to going and i will be specific.Only in Windows using Eclipse IDE.One can also do the same in Unix or Linux operating systems but am not going to write about that.
There are also other IDEs like Netbeans but i rarely use it now a days.I use Eclipse Luna.Its pretty much easy to run and does not require me to install it taking up my Computer Space.
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What do you need to set up Development Environment.
2.Sun Java Standard Edition 6.0
3.Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers(Consider downloading Eclipse Luna).
6.Windows Xp,Linux or Mac OS X.
Downloading and Installing Java SDK in Windows
Eclipse IDE required Java in order to execute applications that are being developed.Vaadin Framework being a java based framework requires also Java.Vaadin is compatible with Java 1.5 or above.
Click here to download Java SDK.Run the file and complete the installations using the default settings.
Downloading and Installing Eclipse IDE in Windows.
Decompress the file and Install.Eclipse will be installed in C:\dev\eclipse and you will be good to go.
Downloading and Installing Apache Tomcat
Apache Tomcat is one of the lightweight and most used Java Webservers used for both development and production of applications.
Download Apache Tomcat Server from here.Decompress the zipped file and install.
Apache Tomcat can be installed with User permissions during developments but when deploying the applications,one need to use Administrator or root permissions .
Apache home directory will be
C:\dev\apache-tomcat-7.0.x or /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.x,
The next and last thing to set up is firebug in Mozilla browser.
Install Firebug in Mozilla
Vaadin supports several types of browsers.Its recommend to use Mozilla browser if you are going to design custom themes,customized llayouts and new components.
If you have not installed firebug,download and install from here.After installing firefox,download firebug here.Follow the installations procure and you will be good to go.Create your first Vaadin Application to Display “Hello world”