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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

Security in WaveMaker

As discussed in Chapter 10, Customizing the User Interface with JavaScript, the browser cannot be trusted. Even if we are able to completely lock down the browser, the service endpoints would still require securing against falsified XHR network requests. Therefore, it is the authorization of access to services on the server that is the foundation of security in an application.

WaveMaker uses Acegi Security, which is now Spring Security (, for request authorization. When security is enabled, every request received by the server is subjected to a chain of filters, or checks, before it is serviced. If an unauthenticated user requests access to a restricted resource, the user is redirected to the login page for authentication. Upon successful authentication, the original request is continued. Other filters may restrict access to service operations by role. If the requesting user has been authenticated but lacks the required...