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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 11. Mastering Client Customization

Now that we have a better understanding of the basics of working with JavaScript in the client, let's continue to explore customizing the client-side user interface. In this chapter we will focus on custom client code.

We will begin with formatters, expressions, and validation. These areas all have some tooling that can be used to provide simple customization. When the tooled options do not meet our needs, custom code can be utilized to achieve the desired results. In order to provide more practical examples, we will use examples utilizing labels, grids, and forms.

This does not preclude the application of these examples to other use cases. WaveMaker has done well to keep the number of runtime-specific syntactical patterns, which the users need to know, to a minimum. In the page code, the view is page-centric. The current page can be referenced using the this pointer. Other than what has been passed in as a function argument, anything we need is...