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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 mobile hybrid

WaveMaker builds HTML5 applications. We could deploy our application to a server as we normally do and provide users with an 'm' site URL, as in, for a mobile layout. This is a fine solution, but it is not the only way to run your application on a mobile device. Users have come to expect the features of installed applications; namely applications that can access their device's hardware, such as taking pictures with the camera or obtaining geolocation information. Installed applications also load relatively quickly, even when network data is slow or unavailable. Unless we use a mobile operating system with built-in HTML5 support such as Mozilla's Firefox OS (, our HTML-based application requires helper or wrapper libraries in order to run as an installed application. To do this, we assemble what is referred to as an HTML or hybrid application for mobile devices. In short, the PhoneGap build process embeds our HTML application...