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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

Going faster

Most often, any definition of a successful application includes being "fast enough". What is and is not "fast enough?" Well, it depends. What we can easily say is that a slow application is no fun to use. Users will complain or stop using the application outright if performance is too poor. Building a well-performing application does not "just happen"; it requires planning. Let's look at some of the key design factors of performance.

Using page containers effectively

As we have seen, the widgets file of a page defines all of the components of a page in the JSON format. The higher the number of widgets and components on a page, the more JSON code needs to be parsed before the page can be rendered. Therefore, the higher the number of components on a page, the longer it takes to load. Reducing page load time is one of the most significant performance knobs available to developers.

Page containers have a deferLoad property, as shown in the following screenshot:

When enabled, which...