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# Aquameta Documentation

## Introduction

* The [Quickstart]( covers creating a simple "Hello World" application.
* The [Cheat Sheet]( covers the major patterns needed for creating applications.

## IDE Documentation

* Introduction
* Getting Started
* Resources
* Widgets
* `widget()`
* `widget.sync()`
* Database
* Bundles
* Stage
* Remotes
* Search
* Debugger
* Users and Authentication
* Settings
* Semantics

## Backend Documentation

* Overview
* Extensions
* [meta](../src/pg-extension/meta/)
* [bundle](../src/pg-extension/bundle/)
* [event](../src/pg-extension/event/)
* [filesystem](../src/pg-extension/filesystem/)
* [endpoint](../src/pg-extension/endpoint/)
* [widget](../src/pg-extension/widget/)
* [semantics](../src/pg-extension/semantics/)
* Server
* uwsgi_endpoint
* nginx
* pgfs

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This document assumes you know basic HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery. Some familiarity with PostgreSQL and Docker will be helpful as well.

## 1. Accessing the Database
Underneath the hood is a stock [PostgreSQL]( database, which you can access via the command line (and someday a fancy user interface) to create schemas, tables, etc. for use in your application.

### open database shell
$ docker exec -it 0f84133a577e psql aquameta
$ psql aquameta -U yourusername
psql (9.6.0)
Type "help" for help.
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You can do a lot with PostgreSQL. Consult the [documentation]( for more information.

## 2. Bundles
A bundle is a version-controlled collection of rows in the database, similar in function to a [git]() repository. The bundle management interface can be accessed via the browser at `/dev`, to manage bundles and create new ones, as well as stage and commit changes, and checkout previous versions of a repository.

## 3. Resources

A resource is a static base page that is served up at the specified `path`. You can put any HTML you want in a resource, but typically they look like this:
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## 4. Widgets
Aquameta user interfaces are made up of widgets. A widget is a row in the database which contains fields of HTML, CSS and Javascript.

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## 6. Combining Widgets and Data via `widget.sync()`

Often times when we have a `AQ.Rowset`, we want to put a widget on the screen for each row in the rowset. We can of course iterate through the rowset with a `.forEach()` call, but `widget.sync` is a lot cooler.
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## 7. Communication Between Widgets

Widgets communicate with each other using DOM events via jQuery's [trigger()]( and [bind()]( Trigger fires a named event that bubbles up the DOM tree, just like typical DOM events. Bind listens on a particular DOM element for events matching a particular name. When it receives one, it fires the specified function, passing it any arguments that the trigger was called with.
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## Conclusion

These are the basics of how to build apps with Aquameta. Thank you. The end.

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