Vaadin 8 + Scala 2.12

Starting a project with Vaadin 8 with Scala 2.12

This post is about running the Vaadin 8 Hello World with Scala 2.12 and Jetty.

Following my frustrated attempt to Dockerise an Ionic 3 application for web browser, I went back to Vaadin in order to get a UI quickly working for my Akka project. I found the following Vaadin+Scala documentation which is a good start but it doesn’t show how to actually run it using the Maven Jetty plugin.

Execute the Maven archetype below to get a Hello World app:

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=com.vaadin -DarchetypeArtifactId=vaadin-archetype-application -DarchetypeVersion=8.0.5 -DgroupId=com.pany -DartifactId=ui -Dversion=1.0-SNAPSHOT -Dpackaging=war

Now add the Scala dependencies to your pom.xml:


Finally, create you UI class in Scala:

import java.util.Date
import javax.servlet.annotation.WebServlet

import com.vaadin.annotations.{Theme, VaadinServletConfiguration}
import com.vaadin.server.{VaadinRequest, VaadinServlet}
import com.vaadin.ui.Button.{ClickEvent, ClickListener}
import com.vaadin.ui._

@WebServlet(urlPatterns = Array("/*"), name = "MyScalaUIServlet", asyncSupported = true)
@VaadinServletConfiguration(ui = classOf[MyScalaUI], productionMode = false)
class MyScalaUIServlet extends VaadinServlet {

class MyScalaUI extends UI {

 override def init(request: VaadinRequest): Unit = {
 val content: VerticalLayout = new VerticalLayout

 val label: Label = new Label("Hello, world!")
 content addComponent label

 // Handle user interaction
 content addComponent new Button("Click Me from Scala!",
 new ClickListener {
 override def buttonClick(event: ClickEvent): Unit ="The time is " + new Date)

Now just execute:

mvn clean package jetty:run -Dvaadin.productionMode=true

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