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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

Client and server communication

Now that we've examined the client and server, we need to better understand the communication between the two. WaveMaker almost exclusively uses the HTTP methods GET and POST. In HTTP, GET is used, as you might suspect even without ever having heard of RFC 2626 (, to request, or get, a specific resource. Unless installed as a native application on a mobile device, a WaveMaker web application is loaded via a GET method. From index.html and runtimeLoad.js to the user defined pages and any images used on those images, the applications themselves are loaded into the browser using GET. All service calls, database reads and writes, or otherwise any invocations of a Java service functions, on the other hand, are POST. The URL of these POST functions is always the service named .json. For example, calls to a Java service named userPrefSvc would always be to the URL /userPrefSvc.json. Inside the POST method's request payload will...