Wavemaker is trully a Visual Studio. With this application, development of a web based application is no longer a painfull time. No need to complex coding , all interface and development process is visual and intuitif.
WaveMaker Visual Ajax Studio is available under the GNU AGPL version 3 open source license, as well as a WaveMaker commercial license. Applications created using WaveMaker deploy as standard Java WAR files to Java servers such as Apache Tomcat or IBM WebSphere. With no proprietary code or languages involved, WaveMaker applications easily meet CIOs’ architecture, security and data policies.
And this people is just like Google people, they fans of open source and believe in open source to make an open web for social web functionality upward. They can be useful additions to the small office (or big company) needing to put a complex website form on their website without the need for hiring a web programmer.
But then, is it free ? Fortunatelly, YES. They have multi license choice, and it's all up to you to choose which best suit your need. This great product is funded by Allegis Capital, Sippl Investments, Hummer-Winblad and Worldview Technology Partners.
Frequently asked questions
Q: I am a corporate developer building an application for internal use - do I need a commercial license?
A: No. You only need a commercial license if you want support and add-on features.
Q: I am a consultant building an application for my client - do I need a commercial license?
A: No. You only need a commercial license if you or your client wants support and add-on features.
Q: I am a software vendor building applications for resale- do I need a commercial license?
A: If you license your applications under AGPL, no. If you do not license the software you are reselling under AGPL, you need an OEM license from WaveMaker.