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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By : Edward Callahan
Book Image

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 5. Navigating towards Reusability

In the last chapter, we learned about the importance of using pages to reduce both application load times and memory usage. We also started thinking about our application's layout and its use of the available screen real estate. These logically lead us to the topic of navigating around within the application. Now that we've segmented our application into pages of similar concerns, how do we move about these pages to form a smooth flowing application? In this chapter, we will discuss application navigation and the navigation components available to us. We'll start with the navigation call, layers, and page containers. We'll continue to review all the components available to us, from simple notifications such as alerts, confirms, toast, to simple dialogs and page dialogs. The tooled component versions of these are straightforward to understand and use. We'll also show how you can use these components from JavaScript for a highly customized user experience...