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WaveMaker Developers Guide

Introduction to WaveMaker. Find a complete developer's guide to build an app with Low-code solution.

WaveMaker is a low-code platform for developing a modern end-to-end application. It is a rich design studio with over 80 widgets that work out-of-the-box. In this section, you can find a complete developers' guide for building apps with RAD solution using WaveMaker Studio.

WaveMaker App Development Flow

Step-1: Create or import a backend service. It can be a data service, web service, java service, security service, or use a third party API.


WaveMaker provides a few ready-to-use sample databases and services. To learn more, see Backend Services.

Step-2: Design your app by simply dragging-and-dropping widgets on a page.


Widgets are UI elements, which make your app functional without coding. Explore the widgets library.

Step-3: In a few simple clicks, using variables, integrate the backend service with the widgets.

Step-4: Build your apps with the one-click deployment.

See in action

View the short video to see how WaveMaker apps work in a three-layered architecture, which includes, UI, binding, and backend services.

WaveMaker Studio Editions

WaveMaker offers 2 variants of Studio, for cloud-based and on-premise development respectively.

1. WaveMaker Online (WMO)

WMO is a cloud-based product - no installation required. For more information on the pre-requisites and setup guide, see WaveMaker Pre-requisites and Online Setup Guide.

2. WaveMaker Enterprise (WME)

WME is an on-premise product. For WME installation, see WaveMaker Enterprise Setup Guide.


Most of the WaveMaker app development capabilities are available in both WMO and WME editions, except for Enterprise edition which offers very specific enterprise integrations like Git Enterprise, behind the firewall services, Single sign-on for platform logins etc.

Quick Start Guide

Start with beginner's guideVideo Tutorials
For installation related information, On-premise SetupPre-requisites to Develop App in WaveMaker
Get the WaveMaker Studio walkthroughProduct Terminology and Dashboard Walkthrough
Explore Widgets and play aroundWidgets Library
Build an app in 5 minsBuild a WaveMaker App in 5 Minutes
Jumpstart to app building process and create a simple app.WaveMaker App Building Essentials

Start a free trial!

When you sign up, you will be directed to a Project Dashboard page. Voila! You can start creating new projects. Happy developing!

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