Vaadin framework releases first 7.0.0 beta
The latest version of the server-side framework introduces some drastic changes to the API as well as SASS support.
In development since October 2011, Vaadin 7 is a major rewrite designed to “Give more power and freedom to developers”, “make extending and plugging Vaadin simpler” and “clean up where it smells”.This first beta release includes a whole host of changes to the API, as well as support for trendy (and useful) CSS scripting language SASS and a new packaging system. It’s also been split into seven separate jar files, rather than the single, giant 50MB jar the alpha was delivered in. “The new way of building with Vaadin is UI,” writes CEO Joonas Lehtinen in the announcement blog post, illustrating the dramatic changes with a radically different ‘hello world’.