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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

Getting comfortable with the JavaScript client

The client is a JavaScript client that runs in a modern browser. This means that most of the client, the HTML and DOM nodes that the browser interfaces with specifically, are created by JavaScript at runtime. The application is styled using CSS, and we can use HTML in our applications. However, we don't use HTML to define buttons and forms. Instead, we define components, such as widgets, and set their properties. These component class names and properties are used as arguments to functions that create DOM nodes for us.

Dojo Toolkit

To do this, WaveMaker uses the Dojo Toolkit, Dojo, as it is generally referred to, is a modular, cross-browser, JavaScript framework with three sections. Dojo Core provides the base toolkit. On top of which are Dojo's visual widgets called Dijits. Finally, DojoX contains additional extensions such as charts and a color picker. DojoCampus' Dojo Explorer,, has a...