Web Oriented Object Framework

User Guide (Version 0.5b4)

User Guide (Version 0.5b4)

bowwow.exe standalone executable

After downloading, to run the standalone BowWow server, simply type its name on the command line. Or as seen in the screenshot below, type start bowwow to start it in a separate console window.


C:\bowwow>start bowwow.exe

app  bowwow.exe  config  public  temp


As seen in the directory listing above, several new directories appear after BowWow is started. The app directory will contain your application code and templates. The config directory will contain configuration settings for the installation. The public directory contains files such as stylesheets and images. The temp directory is the default location for log files, session state, and other miscelleneous files. Note that other directories described in Directory structure are missing as their content is contained within the executable itself.

The above commands will start up BowWow in a separate console window as shown below.

BowWow 0.4
Server started on port 8015
Enter Ctrl-C to exit...

The window shows the BowWow server running on port 8015, which is the BowWow default. You can run the server on a different port by specifying the -port PORTNUMBER command line option when starting the server. After starting BowWow, browsing to URL http://localhost:8015 should bring up the web page below.

BowWow Welcome Page

you can change the URL at which the application is rooted by specifying the option -urlroot URLROOT. By default the application URL is at /.

Built-in utilities

The bowwow.exe executable includes commands for invoking the application generation tools. Instead of invoking the wag script however, the commands should be directly invoked through bowwow.

C:\bowwow>   bowwow url ?-excludeviews BOOLEAN? ?list of urls?
C:\bowwow>   bowwow verify

Refer to the wag - Woof! Application Generator chapter for details of these commands.

More examples of using BowWow can be found in the Quick start chapter.