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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 have just completed our first tour of using JavaScript to customize WaveMaker applications. We started with events. The custom JavaScript we write in our application is invoked in response to events. When working with server response data, we must always wait until the onSuccess or onResult events to ensure the service call has returned.

We also studied wm.Variable, the non-visual variable component. Unlike JavaScript variables, wm.Variable can be bound to other components and manipulated via code. We can use wm.Variable to customize widget datasets and filter live variables. Finally, we looked at the references available to use. From the API reference to the completions available to us in Studio and the console, there are multiple ways to learn more.

In the next chapter, we will continue our use of JavaScript to customize the user experience. We'll look at some advanced techniques such as creating components at runtime. We will also discuss examples of common operations such as...