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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

Chapter 4. Designing a Well-Performing Application

At this point, you should be comfortable with both the use of Studio as well as the structure of the applications produced by Studio. Let us now consider the structure of our own applications. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail is Benjamin Franklin's version of the well-known sentiment that planning pays off. WaveMaker makes it easy to build a web application; however, building a good application still requires some planning.

In this chapter, we will address design considerations for a successful application. First, we will consider screen sizing to ensure that the application fits correctly on our users' devices. We'll also continue working with pages to improve application loading times. Finally, we'll improve the overall application performance by looking at how we can optimize our use of data and server calls.

By considering these aspects before building the application, the resultant application will be easier to use, maintain...