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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


We've examined the building blocks of using custom JavaScript page code in a WaveMaker application. Unfortunately, being armed with this knowledge does not preclude you from staring at the flashing cursor of a source editor knowing what you want to do but having no idea of how to achieve it.

Fortunately, there is an array of resources available to us to help guide us to the desired syntax. Let's review our options.

The console

The Chrome Developer Tools console, and others such as Firebug, provides command-line completions. The console displays a dialog of possible completions. As shown in the following screenshot, we've entered main.varCustomer.setD and the console is showing us all the members of the main page's varCustomer object that start with setD:

Completions are context-sensitive, meaning that when used in a breakpoint of page code, this refers to the current and inSender refers to the sending object it is the same context as page code. This can be an incredibly useful way...