MVC (Model-View-Controller) is a software architecture pattern that enforces separation of concerns.

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Question about modeling with MVC (the pattern, not the MS stuff / non web)

I'm working on an application in which I'm looking to employ the MVC pattern, but I've come up against a design decision point I could use some help with. My application is going to deal with the ...
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Organizing my products database

I’m developing a web-based store in MVC (very closely based on the SportsStore example in Pro ASP.Net MVC 3 Framework http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9781430234043-0). I’m using a SQL database and ...
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Making Modular, Reusable and Loosely Coupled MVC Components

I am building MVC3 application and need some general guidelines on how to manage complex client side interaction between my components. Here is my definition of one component in general way: ...
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JQuery / JSON + .Net Service Layer - to WCF or Not to WCF?

I Recently had a discussion with a colleague of mine about the pros / cons of WCF. He mentioned about how much code is generated to support WCF, and also the overhead required. It was mentioned that a ...
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is it a bad practice to call a View from another View in MVC?

I have some plain Views, they don't have any logic behind them (there is no action or controller behind them), their only propouse is to alert the user about something like "We have sent you an email ...
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Transaction Design Pattern for MVC and location of responsibility?

I'm designing a pretty standard Spring MVC application, and I'm trying to figure out where the responsibility for transaction management should lie. I've been reading Java Transaction Design ...
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Who should register input listeners: the controller or the view? (MVC)

I'm using an (C++) SDK (Marmalade) and building a project around the MVC pattern. On my app, user input listeners may be registered on certain UI elements/widgets/etc providing a proper callback ...
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On MVC can several views have the same controller or one view must have one unique controller?

I'm having some questions while designing a architecture for a project around MVC. (It's a C++/Marmalade SDK project, I'm not using any particular MVC framework, I'm making one.) On several articles ...
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Javascript MVC in principle

Suppose I want to implement MVC in JavaScript. I am not asking about MVC frameworks. I am asking how to build it in principle. Let's consider a search page of an e-commerce site, which works s ...
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What is the proper way to pass the parameters into a MVC system?

I am trying to learn java servlet/jsp with the MVC concept and built the simplest MVC application. Now I want give more detail to it to enhance my understanding. If I would need to register a new row ...
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In an MVC architecture, how closely coupled are the Model and View to the Controller?

I've got an app which uses MVC, but I'm struggling a little as to how the controller should be architected. For example, the View is only viewing some subset of the model's data at once. However, I'm ...
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Event driven design and separation of core/UI logic

I am new to event driven development, and I feel lost when I try to implement events that should pass the core/UI boundary. In my program I have the following (example in c#): UI.RuleForm ...
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How to verify the client's view is consistent with the remote model?

i'm designing a client-server system via web broswser and i have this problem: I send the data to the client via JSON, then the javascript view shows the stuff. Then the user takes actions and ...
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MVC: View-Controller Interaction

I have a Java application that I am implementing following the MVC pattern. I want to have a window (view) that contains a form which allows the user to add several text fields. There will also be a ...
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MVC, Java Design Pratices, and Flaws of java.util.Observable and java.util.Observer

I am planning learning Model-View-Controller (MVC) development using Java. While reading I came across a post which mentions java.util.Observer and java.util.Observable for MVC development. As I ...
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Trying to grasp the idea of DI/Unity and possibly apply it to our simple application

Our app basically is a few forms that are filled out by people.. Then these forms are validated and reviewed and reports are created.. So I was thinking about DI and messing with a simple example of ...
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Design Patterns for Coordinating Change Event Listeners

I've been working with the Observer pattern in JavaScript using various popular libraries for a number of years (YUI & jQuery). It's often that I need to observe a set of property value changes ...
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Learning MVC - Why does home and about share the same controller?

Let me start this out by saying I've been a asp.net web forms developer for a while now and that I understand mvc is a new way of doing things. As I'm learning mvc and going through tutorials and ...
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Where does my database schema live in MVC?

I'm starting to check in the SQL files for creating/maintaining our database. Previously SQL files were kept totally separate from our codebase's version control. I'd like to pragmatically store my ...
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how to structure MVC models and ORM models

I have some trouble getting a good folder structure in my project and i would like to know what other ways i could use to structure my files. I'm currently working in an MVC sturctured folder. www/ ...
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How Should a model and controller be distributed between subviews of the View?

In many User Interface libraries, we have concept of views and subviews. so according to MVC pattern every view should update the model as soon as it changes. For that view should have a reference ...
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What are some useful things you can do with Mvc Modelbinders?

It occurs to me that the ModelBinder mechanism in ASP MVC public interface IModelBinder { object BindModel(System.Web.Mvc.ControllerContext controllerContext, System.Web.Mvc.ModelBindingContext ...
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How do I handle a Controller that's not controlling a specific Model?

I've got a nice MVC set up going but my website requires some views that don't map directly to a model. Specifically I've got some generic Reports users need to run, and now I'm creating a utility for ...
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Strategies for avoiding SQL in your Controllers… or how many methods should I have in my Models?

So a situation I run into reasonably often is one where my models start to either: Grow into monsters with tons and tons of methods OR Allow you to pass pieces of SQL to them, so that they are ...
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Where should SQL/DB Queries be encapsulated in a software system?

I frequently write small applications (either web based or otherwise) that require heavy database usage. i've attempted various ways of handling where to put the actual sql queries (sort of ad-hoc ORM ...
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Is the 'C' in MVC really necessary?

I understand the role of the model and view in the Model-View-Controller pattern, but I have a hard time understanding why a controller is necessary. Let's assume we're creating a chess program using ...
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What is the actual purpose of MVC?

I've seen a lot of stuff that describes how it's done, but not a lot that tells WHY it's done. Is it just a way to keep the code readable, or is there a better reason?
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Creating a shared library that might be used with desktop applications and web projects

I have been involved in a number of MVC.NET and c# desktop projects in our company over the last year or so while also managing to kept my nose poked into other projects (in a read-only learning ...
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Does MVC apply only to web

It is almost and instantaneous whenever I talk to developers about Model View Controller (MVC) they say you make a request to a url the server builds a entity (MODEL) and provides you with visual ...
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Advantages of using business logic in model

In an MVC framework i have often heard that use business logic in a model. But i think using the business logic in controller would run faster as view is directly connected to controller. I want to ...
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Models per database table?

I am using codeigniter, and have found myself in a similar situation where I have repeated Model methods. I am creating a Model per Controller. But I would creating a Model per database table be ...
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Did I Inadvertently Create a Mediator in my MVC?

I'm currently working on my first biggish project. It's a frontend facebook application that has, since last Tuesday, spanned some 6000-8000 LOC. I say this because I'm using the MVC, an ...
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What is the relationship between the business logic layer and the data access layer?

I'm working on an MVC-ish app (I'm not very experienced with MVC, hence the "-ish"). My model and data access layer are hard to test because they're very tightly coupled, so I'm trying to uncouple ...
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Shouldn't MVC be MCV? [closed]

The model is defined first, then the controllers are fired based on the user request, and they will generate the views (the output). So it should be M->C->V, right?
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Places to store basic data

I am using PHP. I'm building a fully modular CMS, which is destined for the public. Some people might view this as a framework, but I intend to write a set of extensions for it, extensions that will ...
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Is this a proper implementation of an iOS MVC pattern?

After browsing the apple docs, I came across this sample of their MVC pattern: Using NSNotificationCenter and without using KVO, would this diagram below represent a correct implementation of the ...
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Package conventions for MVC app [closed]

Which (if either) of the below is the more conventional/acceptable way to structure packages in a J2EE app? I'm trying to follow an MVC pattern as much as possible. foo.bar.users ...
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Is there any proprietary PHP MVC framework?

I was doing a small list of PHP MVC framework (like Zend, CakePHP, Yii etc...) and I noticed that all of them are open source. Then I tried to find some proprietary framework, but my research was ...
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In MVC, what is the difference between controller and router?

Do they mean the same thing (attaching URLs to actions, or actions to URLs) or is there any difference I'm missing? Example: http://github.com/dannyvankooten/PHP-Router vs. http://konstrukt.dk
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Rewriting a Procedural PHP App - Should we use a framework?

We have an app that's currently only got about 120 users. The userbase will probably grow by 50% over the next 12 months - but we're going to have to separate storage etc. because we're looking at ...
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Should a view and a model communicate or not?

According to the wikipedia page for the MVC architecture, the view is free to be notified by the model, and is also free to query the model about its current state. However, according to Paul ...
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Opensource showcase for MVC in Java Swing [closed]

I've allready created small desktop CRUD applications using Java/Swing. In hindsight I'm not quite sure if the overall design of these applications is good. I've also done some reading on MVC and ...
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Organizing MVC entities communication

I have the following situation. Imagine you have a MainWindow object who is layouting two different widgets, ListWidget and DisplayWidget. ListWidget is populated with data from the disk. ...
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Is there a typical way of having a view that is a dependent on another?

I am working on a program with two views, html and ajax (which will be html transmitted via json). The HTML view is the standard, and by default the ajax should look the same. However, the ajax view ...
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In an MVC system, where should the database persistence code sit?

I've seen multiple configurations for persisting information to the database. Generally, three types of designs seem common in my corner of the world: Controller manages the persistence Model ...
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Should the controller pass data to a view in the MVC pattern?

I work with ASP.NET MVC (and other web-based MVC implementations) quite often, but this is something I've never been sure of: Should controller and view communicate? Of course the controller should ...
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Should PHP view files be called something other than '.php'?

By default, any file that PHP touches is usually suffixed with .php. It's universally understood by Apache / Nginx as the default for PHP files and most setups expect PHP files to end in this ...
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Handling Errors In PHP When Using MVC

I've been using Codeigniter a lot recently, but one thing that gets on my nerves is handling errors and displaying them to the user. I've never been good at handling errors without it getting messy. ...
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Difference between Controller and Dispatcher in MVC for web frameworks?

In MVC applied to WSGI or Java EE, is the Servlet a controller, dispatcher, or both? I think I've seen system diagrams where the controller and the dispatcher are different. Could the controller ...
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Using alternative MVC framework

I am new to ASP.NET MVC and EF. I read about open source implementations of MVC pattern like Spring, FubuMVC, Castle etc. I want to know how flexible these alternatives are when compared with ASP.NET ...