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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


The graphical tooling provided by Studio for formatting handles the proverbial 80 percent of situations with relative ease. Got a grid column that has currency values such as a price? In the Grid Designer section, set the value of the Format dropdown to Currency. The editors for Currency Type, Digits, and Round are then made available for configuration:


Unlike dates and numbers, monetary values rarely should be localized. Currency Type should be specified to avoid any potential localization of monetary values.

Setting a value for the label's Format dropdown to DateTime adds editors for options including data and time patterns in a similar manner. Of particular interest is a checkbox for useLocalTime:


If the component is sending/receiving date and/or time values to the server that could have been written or could be read by clients in other time zones, useLocalTime handles time zone conversions for you. Users will see points in time as dates and time using the time...