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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By : Edward Callahan
Book Image

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

Binding expressions

Binding expressions are an alternative way to use JavaScript to customize the user experience. Instead of using an event handler function from the Events dropdown, binding expressions are accessed using the Expression tab of the Binding dialog:

In the preceding screenshot, the title of customerDetailsPanel is bound to the following expression:

"Details for " + ${}

This causes the panel's title to look like the following:

Studio informs you of the presence of the expression in the Properties panel by displaying expr: and the beginning of the expression in the bound property:

The same result could be achieved by calling setTitle() in a custom event handler for the customerDojoGrid's onSelect() event:

customerDojoGridSelect: function(inSender) {
   this.customerDetailsPanel.setTitle("Details for " + 


In the case of customizing the panel's title using the grid's onSelect event, unless you use...