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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 14. Mobile Deployment

We first discussed WaveMaker's PhoneGap feature for Apache Cordova in Chapter 2, Digging into the Architecture. In Chapter 4, Designing a Well-performing Application, we explored the considerations for designing applications to be used on the smaller screens of a mobile device. In this chapter, we shall package, build, and deploy our application to a mobile device.

Deploying an application to a mobile device is quite different than deploying it to a Java application server. In both cases, Studio generates an archive package of the application, but that is where the similarities end. An HTML application on a mobile device is also a different creature than native applications, lacking their look and feel for example. JavaScript may be king in the browser, but on mobile devices, native Objective-C for iOS and Java for Android still reign supreme. However, the ability to access native hardware combined with cross-device support make frameworks such as PhoneGap rather...