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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

Using an external editor

For any significant hand-coding, or just a better experience at editing the service class, you can use the editor of your choice instead of Studio's built-in editor. The editor in Studio is a fine editor, but if you prefer to use a Java IDE such as SpringSource Tool Suite (STS), Eclipse, or NetBeans, you can do so by importing the WaveMaker project into a Java IDE.


To import a WaveMaker project into NetBeans, choose File followed by New Project from the NetBeans menu. In the New Project dialog, choose the Java Web category with the Web Application with Existing Sources project type.

Then, specify the project root for the Location field as shown in the following screenshot:

You'll also need to specify the project's webapproot folder for the Web Pages Folder field before you can complete the wizard.


NetBeans will warn you that the project already contains class files. You can ignore the class file warning without deleting the class files as suggested by NetBeans...