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Elegantly combines Vaadin and Hibernate and offers many helpful add-ons. Benefit from a proven and standards-compliant foundation, save valuable development time and costs, and avoid fundamental mistakes.

Based on the Java Standard Edition (JSE). No JavaEE know-how required. Runs in any servlet container, e.g. Tomcat. Lightweight, simple, available for free.


The RapidClipse framework provides you with a standards-compliant application base for developing powerful, flexible and scalable business applications. Instead of technical low-level programming, you can fully concentrate on the implementation of features.


Basis Architektur

Standard-compliant and scalable 3-tier architecture with predefined separation of UI, business logic, data (entities) and adata access layer as a solid and scalable application basis for your individual business application.


Powerful application infrastructure with many important basic functions that every modern business application needs, e.g. authentication and authorization with user-dependend UI content, internationalization, UI recovery, and much more. Out-of-the-box available, stable and supported.


Type safe databinding layer for transferring any kind of beans (mostly JPA Entities) to any Vaadin UI component. Supports lazy-loading between server and database. Entity-bound containers reflect filter, sorting, and paging into the database. Supports Bean Validation (JSR-303) for entities (Model) and UI-layer.

Fully JPA Entity Lifecycle Management

Fully automatded Hibernate entity lifecycle and transaction management. Simplifies the use of Hibernate dramatically. No Hibernate expert know-how required. API for individual transaction handling allows professionals taking fully control at any time.

Lazy-Loading of all Layers

The RapidClipse framework provides a Vaadin container implementation that offers integrated lazy loading between the database and server and between the server and user interface simultaneously.

Filter API

Enables you to filter at model level (Vaadin Container), pre-defined filters, free text search, also ranges, filtering within the database.

GUI Persistence API

The UI persistence enables you to save the entire UI setup at any time for getting exactly the same UI setup after restarting the application.


String-resource management (property files) for the internationalization of individual views or the entire user interface.

Connection- & Statement Pooling

Provides C3P0 as a standard implementation for parallel JDBC connection pooling, with support for caching and reusing of prepared.

Hibernate Second-level-Cache

To accelerate your database operations RapidClipse uses Ehcache as second-level-cache for Hibernate.

AA Framework


User authentication is enabled by default in RapidClipse via LDAP and database. Docking to existing database structures via mapping. Easy to use configuration wizard.


Enables you to import data for permissions, roles and users from any data source, e.g. databases, LDAP and XML. Lets you connect permissions with your user interface in a simple way. The framework then takes control of the entire user interface construction, shows, hides, enables or disables all relevant controls automatically.

Lightweight. Easy to use. Free of charge.

Based on JavaSE

Based on the Java Standard Edition. No JavaEE know-how required. No JavaEE application server required. Runs in each servlet container, e.g. Tomcat.

Open Source

The RapidClipse Framework is released as open source under the AGPL license.

Get started now with the free RapidClipse license

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