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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

Navigation, layers, and page containers

WaveMaker provides navigation calls for navigating around within an application. Navigation calls are client-side components of the type wm.NavigationCall. They may feel like service calls, but they do not call the server. Not every application navigation requires the use of a navigation call. Tab layers, in which the user selects the visual tab of the layer they want, are the most notable example. Navigation calls are configured by their properties to specify both the type of navigation and the specific instances involved. Navigation calls can be used for a variety of things, from showing a toast message to replacing the home page outright. To load a page into a page container, for example, select gotoPageContainerPage for the operation of the navigation call and set the pageName and pageContainer properties.

Shown in the previous screenshot is navigationCallMobileSite from the CustpurchaseNavigation example project. The application provides a link...