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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

Hello WaveyWeb

We will now begin working with the WaveyWeb sample project. WaveyWeb demonstrates a number of techniques from localizing and adding custom events to loading custom JavaScript libraries for use from page code. WaveyWeb is part of the example project workspace we set up earlier, but can be found on GitHub by visiting

Often, the first step when undertaking a project is among the hardest. Fortunately, WaveMaker makes getting started rather simple. Choosing New Project from the welcome dialog brings up the New Project dialog. Other than project name, we only have to make two decisions to get started, and neither choice is undoable. Theme refers to the CSS theme, and WaveMaker includes eight built-in themes out of the box. My favorite in WaveMaker 6.5 is cool blue. As you will see later, you can create your own custom themes using the theme designer. Like most cross-project artifacts, themes are saved...