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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

The classpath

One of the things you will need in the initial stage of creating custom Java services is the ability to add things to the classpath. The classpath is the set of locations in which Java looks for classes and packages. If it is not on the classpath, we cannot use it in Java. Therefore, we need to add any additional classes we wish to use in our Java service to the classpath before we can use them. Where files should go to get on the classpath is driven by what they are and their desired reach.

JAR and class files

JAR files (.jar) and compiled class files (.class) specific to a project are added to that project's root lib folder. For a project named Project1, this would be the /projects/Project1/lib folder within the WaveMaker home folder. JAR files placed in the lib folder are copied into /WEB-INF/lib as part of preparing the project for deployment, including the local deployment when using the Run button. You do not want to put files directly into /WEB-INF/lib. Use of the lib...