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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


In this chapter we have examined advanced topics in client customization with a focus on JavaScript code and expressions. The tooling for formatting and validation can handle many common needs. For anything not achievable with those methods, custom expressions or functions can be used. The good news for developers is that while there are many areas one can specify such creatures, all expressions and all page functions share the same syntax and context.

We discussed functions, events, and properties of significant importance to customization along the way. The dataOutput object and onBeforeServiceCall event of live forms are of common use in live form validation. We also spent some time with the Grid Designer dialog, in which we specify everything about the presentation of the grid contents from display expressions to custom columns.

Finally, we looked at how we can have dynamic page content using createComponent() and reflow(). CreateComponent() allows us to add components to a container...