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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

Studio is also an application

One of the more complex WaveMaker applications is the Studio. That's right, Studio is itself an application built out of WaveMaker widgets and using the runtime and server. Being the large, complex application we use to build applications, it can sometimes be difficult to understand where the runtime ends and Studio begins. With that said, Studio remains a treasure trove of examples and ideas to explore.

Let's open a finder, explorer, shell, or however you prefer to view the file system of a WaveMaker Studio installation. Let's look in the studio folder. If you've installed WaveMaker to c:\program files\WaveMaker\6.5.3.Release, the default on Windows, we're looking at c:\program files\WaveMaker\6.5.3.Release\studio. This is the webapproot of the Studio project:

For files, we've discussed index.html in loading the client. The type definition for the project types is types.js. The types.js definition is how the client learns of the server's Java types.

Moving on...