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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

Cordova API

PhoneGap provides an API for accessing device-specific functionality such as obtaining the user's location using geolocation, reading and writing to the device's contact list, and capturing video and audio. Studio tools a subset of the PhoneGap API for you. From the Insert menu, choose PhoneGap Call to insert a PhoneGapCall component. The PhoneGapCall component has functions similar to a service call. It has an onError and onSuccess event, for example. Unlike a service call, a PhoneGap call never calls a remote server, and instead calls only into the local device. APIs not tooled by PhoneGapCall can still be used, but you'll have to call it from code, following the examples from PhoneGap.

The other PhoneGap-specific feature available to the application is the saveInPhonegap property found in wm.Variable and its subclasses, wm.ServiceVariable and wm.LiveVariable.

When enabled, variable data is written to the device's local storage. This saves autoStart service variables from firing...