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Vaadin allows developers to build reliable, secure, and high-performing web applications. Learn how to use the Java-based integrated platform by taking online courses delivered through edX.

What is Vaadin?

Vaadin is a web app development platform designed to provide users with the necessary tools to build user-friendly apps. The framework runs on:Footnote 1

  • A design system that provides an intuitive user experience (UX) to support digital transformation.

  • A collaboration kit to streamline remote work and maintain productivity across teams.

  • A flexible Java development model running on open-source code.

  • A secure digital architecture to support industries that handle high-risk data, such as healthcare, government, and financial services.

  • A robust front- and back-end that can be customized to match evolving digital trends.

Vaadin can be easily customized to fit the needs of developers, designers, end-users, and business teams to develop apps faster and more effectively. Professionals who work on any part of the development process can benefit from learning how to use Vaadin in their projects.

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Vaadin tutorial curriculum

Whether you’re a coding beginner or have significant experience, a Vaadin tutorial can introduce you to the platform and improve your overall Java skills.

A beginner course might include: 

  • An introduction to basic developer skills

  • An overview of the Vaadin platform and its component tools

  • A review of how to build a full-stack web application using Java

  • Instruction on how to connect your program’s front-end to its back-end using Vaadin Spring Boot

With the fundamentals covered, you can then move on to an intermediate or advanced course that may explore:

  • Creating Vaadin components, views, and layouts to optimize the framework’s appearance or functionality. 

  • Managing access to certain components of the application, like databases.

  • Deploying Vaadin to a production environment via Vaadin Spring Boot.

  • Conducting full-stack end-to-end application testing.

Learning how to use Vaadin can supplement your knowledge of web and app development. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying this topic that range from accelerated boot camps to full degree programs. 

A coding boot camp can provide flexible, hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly and can expand on development topics covered in a Vaadin course. Working professionals can also explore executive education courses designed to fit into busy schedules. For a more comprehensive curriculum, a bachelor’s degree program can provide a broader education in computer science or a related topic. More advanced learners may be ready to pursue a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore jobs that use Vaadin 

Taking Vaadin courses can provide learners with critical Java coding skills that are applicable to a variety of fields and roles. Learning this platform can make you more competitive when pursuing professional opportunities in Java-based software development positions.

Some of the roles that may benefit from Vaadin experience include:

  • Java developer: Uses the Java programming language to develop applications and software for companies, typically in collaboration with other developer teams.Footnote 2

  • Web developer: Builds, designs, or maintains the front- or back-ends of websites, making sure they meet industry standards and maintain compatibility across browsers and devices.Footnote 3

  • Software developer: Designs and creates software applications that enable devices, systems, or products to function according to users’ specific needs.Footnote 4

  • Java engineer: Understands the high-level requirements for programs, applications, or systems to function in Java. This expertise helps them guide business teams on how to build Java-based applications.

Each of these roles will have different education and skill requirements. For example, some employers may seek candidates with a degree in computer science or software engineering. Before deciding on a specific learning path, research the positions you hope to pursue and align your coursework with your career goals. For most people, deciding how to learn Vaadin will depend on the types of skills they’re interested in. 

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