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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

Begin with the end in mind

Planning the application begins with determining what the application will and will not be when it is done. What must the application be able to do to be successful, and how does that definition of success compare to average requirements? Questions to consider while answering this include the following:

  • Will the application be used on a multitude of devices of varying screen sizes and input types, or will users primarily be using a single class of devices?

  • What type of network connectivity will users' devices have?

  • Which browsers will they be using?

  • Will the application be installed on a mobile device as a PhoneGap application?

  • Will some users be installing an application while others are using the hosted version?

Answers to these types of questions quickly start to drive some design considerations.

Let's consider a few examples. If the application needs to be used by modern devices with slow network connections, but possessing plenty of local resources, minimizing network...