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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


In this chapter, we reviewed the WaveMaker architecture. We started with some context of what we mean by "client" and "server" in the context of this book. We then proceeded to dig into the client and the server. We reviewed how both build upon leading frameworks, the Dojo Toolkit and the SpringSource Framework in particular. We examined the running of an application from the network point of view and how the client and server communicated throughout. We dissected a JSON request to the runtime service and encountered project types. We also learned about both project and client type definitions. We ended by revisiting the file system. This time, however, we walked through a Studio installation. Studio is also a WaveMaker application.

In the next chapter, we'll get comfortable with the Studio as a visual tool. We'll look at everything from the properties panels to the built-in source code editors.