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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

Screen-sizing strategies

If all users are using an application from the same device, the task is simple: provide an application that works great on that device. However, this is not common with web applications. Business applications might only concern themselves with desktop users, but even here it is likely that there is some range in screen resolutions and browsers being used. This is hardly new to web development, and the task is well understood. A single layout can be used without too much trouble.

Increasingly however, we need to also consider tablet and phone users. In the case of CRM Simple, we used a single page for all screens. The layout is simple and condensed enough to remain usable on a 7-inch tablet. If the screen gets much smaller than that, it becomes unusable. At the same time, while it may look overly simplistic, it's still usable on a desktop. Although phone screen sizes continue to drift upwards, they're still small enough to require significant simplification of the...