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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

Springing into the server side

The WaveMaker server is a Java application running in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Like the client, it builds upon proven frameworks and libraries. In the case of the server, the foundational block is the SpringSource framework,, or the Spring framework. The Spring framework is the most popular enterprise Java development framework today, and for good reason.

The server of a WaveMaker application is a Spring application that includes the WaveMaker common, json, and runtime modules. More specifically, the WaveMaker server uses the Spring Web MVC framework to create a DispatcherServlet that delegates client requests to their handlers. WaveMaker uses only a handful of controllers, as we will see in the next section. The effective result is that it is the request URL that is used to direct a service call to the correct service. The method value of the request is the name of the client exposed function with the service to...