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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By : Edward Callahan
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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By: Edward Callahan

Overview of this book

Developers of all levels can now easily develop custom, responsive, and rich web application clients with secure, scalable servers utilizing relational databases and RESTful services using WaveMaker Studio. Whether you need a departmental business application or a form application for your weekend club, this book will show you how to design, develop, and deploy professional grade web applications with WaveMaker. Easy Web Development with WaveMaker will help you use WaveMaker to design, develop, and deploy rich, responsive web applications, even if you are not a programmer. If you need to build a data-driven web application, but you only know ‘enough to be dangerous,' you need this book. This book examines every angle of using WaveMaker to build applications, from dissecting examples to customizing, deploying, and debugging your own applications. This book enables the non-professional programmer to become comfortable not only with using WaveMaker Studio itself, but also with the artefacts produced by the studio as well as the runtime and services provided by the WaveMaker framework. You will learn everything, from how customize the user experience with JavaScript and CSS to integrating with custom Java services and the Spring Framework server-side. Easy Web Development with WaveMaker 6.5 is packed with examples, code samples, screenshots, and links to equip you to be successful with WaveMaker Studio.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Easy Web Development with WaveMaker
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Styling the Application
Working with Databases
Utilizing Web Services

Chapter 10. Customizing the User Interface with JavaScript

We have seen that the use of JavaScript is not required to develop complete applications. However, the WaveMaker client framework provides a rich palette to work with for those who wish to take advantage of JavaScript. This chapter will introduce using JavaScript to customize the user interface of WaveMaker applications.

We'll review the asynchronous part of the AJAX model as well as the component and DOM events that dictate how and when we invoke functions, from button clicks to service call returns. Once we understand events, we will explore some of the things we can do within those events. We will work with wm.Variables and see how they act as instruments for getting and setting data values. Not to be left out, we'll also include the role of JavaScript variables in page code.

We will also cover bindings. We'll show you how you can use simple binding expressions and custom JavaScript to enhance the responsiveness of the user interface...