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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 a nutshell, the server side of WaveMaker applications are debugged like any other Java application. We use logging, log4j more specifically, and Eclipse, InteliJ IDEA, or otherwise our preferred tool to attach to the server with a debugger. Most often, we use Java Platform Debugger Architecture (JPDA) to establish the connection between debugger and debugee.


Logging in WaveMaker uses the Apache log4j 1.2,, for logging. We have seen that we generate log entries from Java and how log levels are set using the file in the /src folder. The log levels are in order of increasing verbosity: FATAL, ERROR, WARN, INFO, and DEBUG.

A common mistake made when reading WaveMaker log files occurs when the project fails to start due to some XML error, such as in a bean configuration. The project will most likely fail to start with a BeanCreationException error. However, the last error logged is from testrunstart, which only knows that that...