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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 big picture

A very short description of a WaveMaker application could be: a Spring MVC server running in a Java container, such as Tomcat, serving file and JSON requests for a Dojo Toolkit-based JavaScript browser client. Unfortunately, such "elevator" descriptions can create more questions than they answer.

For starters, although we will often refer to it as "the server," the WaveMaker server might be more aptly called an application server in most architectures. Sure, it is possible to have a useful application without additional servers or services beyond the WaveMaker server, but this is not typical. We could have a rich user interface to read against some in memory data set, for example. Far more commonly, the Java services running in the WaveMaker server are calling off to other servers or services, such as relational databases and RESTful web services. This means the WaveMaker server is often the middle or application tier server of a multi-tier application's architecture.

Yet at...