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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

The palette

There are two main ways to add visual components, better known as widgets, to a WaveMaker project's layout: call functions that create components from code or drag them off the palette and into the layout canvas in Studio. Most developers only use drag-and-drop.

The organization of the palette tree is rather good. It is also searchable if you can't find what you are looking for. Selecting a widget in the tree displays a question mark doc link and short description for that widget.

Importing a database adds each table entity of the schema to the database widget's section of the palette. These database objects are entry points to the LivePanel database form generator. The other way users commonly add new items to the palette is with custom widgets added to common/packages/packages.js. The Example button in the example group is an example of a custom widget added to the palette.