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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

Custom components

It is possible to define your component types within projects. Custom and composite components can be added to the palette for use with createComponent(). Custom widgets are single custom widgets and composites are pages turned into widgets.

A simple example of a custom widget can be found in the common/packages/example folder of the WaveMaker home folder. It is a button that changes color and cursor during mouse-over movements using pre-connected mouseout and mouseover events called myButton.js. By extending the wm.Button type, myButton inherits the functionality of a button, so it only needs to add the calls to connect and the page functions that would otherwise go in page code. Information about building custom components can be found at

The composite mechanism available in WaveMaker 6.5 is limiting and will not be covered here. A new mechanism has been introduced with WaveMaker 6.6. For information on 6.5...