Programming, Tools, Web Apps

Is this the future of Web application development?

Drag and drop widgets to build Web applications, in minutes, with minimal code.

WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio is an easy-to-use visual builder that enables the drag & drop assembly of scalable, web-applications using Ajax widgets, web services and databases. WaveMaker Studio will look and feel especially familiar to client/server developers who are used to working with visual tools. WaveMaker’s Studio enables data-driven and web-services based applications to be quickly created without complex code, forms, patterns or portal frameworks.

Features

  • Drag & Drop Assembly
  • LiveLayout
  • Push to Deploy: One-touch application deployment
  • Visual Data Binding
  • SOAP, REST and RSS web services
  • Leverage existing CSS, HTML and Java
  • Deploys a standard Java .war file
  • It’s free!

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2 thoughts on “Is this the future of Web application development?

  1. Well it looks interesting.I have not seen such tool for PHP development. It is some similar to Microsoft’s vs for asp.net. But one problem which i feel for these drag and drop tools, new comers do not understand what is happening behind the scene. so they do not get in depth knowledge which is necessary for complex applications. So experts may want to try this but not recmended for beginners.

  2. Is that not one of the greatest benefit to beginners of graphical tools; that you don’t have to be an expert to use it. Don’t we want beginners to be able to use technologies too?

    Tools that prevent beginners from obtaining in depth knowledge are problematic. Likewise tools that prevent experts from doing what they need to do are also problematic.

    WaveMaker appears to avoid these issues with a standards based architecture that is both very easy to get started with and highly extensible if you do know what you’re doing. That’s not an easy balance to strike.

    Yes, it is a drag and drop tool, but they haven’t hidden the ‘behind the scenes’ like many others tools. I could see this as a really good tool to enable beginners to learn to become experts.

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