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Vaadin Declarative Design... for developers

This tool is for developers, who want to write (declarative) UIs or themes with instant visual feedback. A defined directory (e.g. your resources directory) will be watched for file changes and on write all connected browsers will refresh -- no reload, no compile, zero roundtrip.

Why?

While the Designer for sure is nice, once you know all the components from Vaadin by heart, clicking stuff together in a WYSIWYG editor is not every developers dream. Taking from awesome tools like ClojureScripts Figwheel, that give the developer instantaneous feedback, providing a tool, that

  • allows for quickly testing UIs or ideas
  • filling them with different mocked data (and keep them around for later)
  • or just eliminate tiresome reload round trips to tackle some "why is the Panel in that TabSheet not scrolling" problems

increases developer productivity.