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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

Optimizing the use of data and service calls

Server calls are expensive. Optimizing the number of calls and the frequency of those calls often provides good performance returns. Not only does a service call require client resources, it also calls the server. Excessive refreshing of datasets can cripple the usability of an application. Let's explore how the application will use services and how we can optimize that usage.

Developers who haven't been watching the Network tab in Developer Tools can be astonished by the sheer volume of server calls their application is making. Requiring many service calls to initialize the application can significantly increase the duration it takes the application to be ready for the user. Optimizing the use of service calls is one of the other significant performance knobs developers have at their disposal.

As the application starts to come together, make a point to inventory the JSON network calls. Can you account for each and every one? Yes, I said every one...