TURKU, Finland, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaadin, the company behind the popular open source Vaadin Framework, today announced the availability of Vaadin Pro Account. The new offering is a subscription to a set of commercial tools, components and support to complement and speed up the use of the free framework.

"Open source is a norm in the core frameworks that Java developers use today. With the permissive Apache license, companies get a guaranteed control over the technologies they depend on. Vendors are still needed as a backup, to resolve problems and to speed up development with additional tooling. With the fully free Vaadin Framework complemented by the new commercial Vaadin Pro Account, we can now offer the best of the both worlds without stepping on the toes of our wonderful open source community," explains Joonas Lehtinen, CEO of Vaadin Ltd.

Vaadin Framework provides a server-centric development model for building desktop-like user interfaces for business applications used with a web browser. This combines the convenient deployment and maintenance model of web with a rich user experience and a very cost-effective development model.

"Vaadin Framework just turned 10 years old. We are pleased to see that it has been able to become one of the most modern development frameworks with a unique end-to-end Java value proposition. With Vaadin Pro Account, we are ready to support the growth and progress of the technology for the foreseeable future," continues Joonas Lehtinen.