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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgement
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
6
Styling the Application
7
Working with Databases
8
Utilizing Web Services
Index

Inserting components


Many of the client-side, non-visual components are added via the Insert menu. Variables are named storage locations. More specifically, the insert variable menu item adds a wm.variable to the project. You can define and use JavaScript variables in JavaScript code as any JavaScript developer would expect. Unlike a JavaScript variable, wm.variable (http://dev.wavemaker.com/wiki/bin/wmjsref_6.5/Variable) is a variable type component class of which you can add instances of to a project. This means they can be used in the visual component tooling of Studio like other project components. JavaScript variables may be easier to manipulate in JavaScript, but wm.variable can often be exclusively managed via the visual tooling. JavaScript variables on the other hand can only be managed via code.

Subclasses of wm.variable include the service variable wm.ServiceVariable and its subclass, the live variable wm.LiveVariable. Service variables merge the ability to make server calls with...