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

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What is MVC, really?

As a serious programmer, how do you answer the question What is MVC? In my mind, MVC is sort of a nebulous topic — and because of that, if your audience is a learner, then you're free to ...
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Where should date formatting take place in an MVC pattern?

Suppose that you want to show a user list, on a web application having to handle custom date formats (depending on current selected interface language). Several locations for applying the date format ...
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Pattern for user interaction and confirmation

Suppose a FileWriter class that needs validation that it will not erase a file already present, if one is found. It would have two functions: public bool FileExists(string filePath) //... public bool ...
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Pattern for a web application

I'm developing a web application for a university project. My professor wants we to use a multi-tier architecture (Client, Web, Business and Data tiers) with EJB. For the Web and Business I have ...
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MVC JSon Request architecture

I am finding myself building up a whole bunch of JSON calls all through my application, which are basically actions spread across various controllers. I am considering creating a JSON Controller to ...
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Are JavaScript MVC Frameworks only for 'single-page' apps?

I've been looking into several of the JavaScript MVC Frameworks (Backbone.js, Spine, SproutCore,etc.) and it seems to me that all of these are designed to act as 'single-page' applications. All of the ...
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Use-cases for node.js and c#

I do quite a bit of ASP.NET work (C#, MVC), but most of it is typical web development. I do Restful architecture using CRUD repositories. Most of my clients don't have a lot of advanced requirements ...
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Where is the M in MVC?

I'm trying to refactor my application into MVC, but I'm stuck on the M part. In a database-backed app, the model is implemented in the app code, right? But then, what is in the database -- is that ...
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A good substitute for ASMX web service methods, but not a general handler

The best thing I like about ASP.NET MVC, is that you can directly call a server method (called action), from the client. This is so convenient, and so straightforward, that I really like to implement ...
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Controllers in CodeIgniter

I little bit new to the CodeIgniter framework and this is my first project with this framework. During a chat on StackOverflow somebody said that we need to make controllers tiny as possible. ...
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Who can change the View in MVC?

I'm working on a thick client graph displaying and manipulation application. I'm trying to apply the MVC pattern to our 3D visualization component. Here is what I have for the Model, View, and ...
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How is the facade pattern different from abstraction layers?

I just read about the facade pattern and found this example where a client (user of a computer) invokes a startComputer() method which calls on all the complex stuff: Source: wikipedia /* Complex ...
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What is jQuery and JavaScript's role in MVC?

I'm not sure I understand the role of jQuery/JavaScript in MVC. I've found an article about it on A List Apart, but it doesn't clear anything up for me. Does it bridge the communication between the ...
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Why decouple view and controller (web)?

Why can't we put them in the same page, like each action paired up with its view? Not using code island, but controller code at top then view code at bottom? What are the problems with this approach? ...
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Multiuser System With Encrypted Database

I am currently developing a hosted solution in ASP.NET using MVC3 and Entity Framework. This product will then be made available to a number of clients as a hosted solution. As the data stored by ...
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Are Session implicit objects examples of Models in MVC?

I have read that the Model is responsible for maintaining state among HTTP requests, for example in this article: The Model is responsible for maintaining state between HTTP requests. ...
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Organising MVC App with virtual model using external API

I am creating a rails app with following constraints It has no database It uses a web API to store and retrieve the data The connection to the web API is via a custom gem. The Gem has a basic ...
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Model independency in MVC and most efficient way to do method calls

TLDR: Are models supposed to be application-dependant and totally worthless when starting a new application, or are you supposed to design models independently so that they act as stand-alone ...
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RFC: Extending the MVC Design Pattern

I've been using the MVC pattern in my applications for years (with full separation of the controller from its views). Having to implement several hundred views to represent a little over 100 model's ...
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How to divide work among development team members in a website project using MVC pattern

I am working on a webapp project using flask framework and sqlalchemy orm in python. Its the first time I am working on a project like this and I am having trouble in how to divide work properly among ...
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Packages organisation with MVC design pattern [duplicate]

I have been programming quite a lot now and still can't decide which of these packages hierachies was the best: package1 Class1Controller Class1Model Class1View package2 Class2Controller ...
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Decoupling UI code?

In my application I have several event handlers that perform some action in response to user interface events such as a button click or menu selection. The code in these event handlers looks like ...
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Storing page-specific javascript on an AJAX driven site?

I have a general question about the placement of javascript code in a AJAX-driven web application. At a previous job, we tended to throw everything in one monolithic file. When maintaining that file ...
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If multitenancy is a priority, should I store site content in the database?

I have a multi tenant ASP.NET MVC website and all client specific text is stored in resource files. Every time someone wants to change text I have to jump through hoops and fill out forms and let ...
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why use a form object when you can get needed data from view object's html?

I am working with server side code. I have a request object that handles request data validation and filtering. I have a view object that uses template files to generate html for output. the ...
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How can I manage my ViewControllers in my game?

I'm building a very simple iOS game that doesn't require any fancy OpenGL; I'd like to stick with Core Graphics & Core Animation. I'd like to make this a fullscreen game, and my question is of ...
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Obtaining the best of both worlds: MVC and WebForms

Rather than asking a general question about WebForms vs MVC (such as in ASP.NET v/s ASP.NET MVC), I have a specific quesiton. It appears the main differences between the two approaches are WebForms ...
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Controller vs Model: Where do I put the processing of user input?

I'm new to MVC and I'm not using a framework (and I'm not going to). I'm designing my new web application using MVC. I have the user input received in Controller. Suppose I have form data and an ...
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New PHP project, how to best architect it

I have already done a PHP project, and I did a number of things pretty wrong :) I just had all pages as scripts with php mixed in with html. I also wasn't using a framework like cakephp. And I didn't ...
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Do modular PHP frameworks really improve applications?

One of the goals of modular frameworks like Kohana or Alloy is to make it easy to add and remove components (i.e. "plugins" or "modules"). However, in all the larger projects I have ever worked - the ...
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Architecture of interaction modes (“paint tools”) for a 3D paint program

We are developing a Qt-based application to navigate through and paint on a volume treated as a 3D pixel graphic. The layout of the app consists of three orthogonal slice views on which the user may ...
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Workflow for a plugin assignment

I'm starting a new project in PHP, a plugin for a website that grabs additional data from it through cURL, getContents etc and re-tabulates it in excel. It's a local project, basic script like with a ...
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Patterns for ajax-heavy web applications

Up until now, I've been a great fan of the MVC pattern for developing web applications. For the web, I've developed mostly in PHP (with the Kohana and CodeIgniter frameworks) and Ruby (RoR). As my ...
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What is the object-oriented thought process? [closed]

I've been studying OOP in conjunction with Zend's MVC implementation for the past few months. I'm pretty new to programming, generally, but I feel strongly that I should learn things the 'right' way, ...
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Why should I use an MVC pattern?

It seems everyone doing web applications nowadays wants to use MVC for everything. I find it hard to convince myself to use this pattern, however. I understand the general idea is to separate the ...
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Model-View-Controller and client-side concurrency responsibility

In a web application that has a significant ajax component, where is the best place for the client-side concurrency responsibility to lie? We're trying to use MVC on both the server application (LAMP ...
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What are the disadvantages of using/writting a .Net Custom Membership Provider?

Recently, I posted the following question on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7197337/using-asp-net-membership-provider-with-an-existing-user-database As you may notice, I ended up answering my ...
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How to make models do more than setting and getting data and validation

I am asking this question because after developing a few small custom cms solutions in a framework, I developed the idea that Models can be easily substituted with ORMs which ease up the task of ...
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Drawing the line between models & libraries?

As my webapps increase in size, so does the complexity. In order to keep my classes & files structured and easy-to-access, I am starting to get more and more confused: I have some very clearly ...
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Rails: controllers vs models which should handle file manipulation

This post by Jamis Buck about keeping Rails controllers skinny has always stuck with me. I have an app in which a zip file consisting of an XML file and some images is uploaded and used to create the ...
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What do I call a non-MVC pattern?

I am finishing my project and in my thesis I am explaining why I used an MVC pattern to build my website, and have stated the advantages of designing it this way. However, if I had not used MVC and ...
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How can a web site be set up using the MVC Pattern? (Without MS ASP.NET MVC)

We used a contractor to create the initial version of our site; they used their own MVC-pattern code-generator to create the (ASP.NET / C#) site and customized from there. That was turned over to us ...
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How can I “get in the know”?

My company posted a job listing to get me a helper. A recruiter called me today and all he kept saying was "MVC this Entity Framework that..." - He sounded shocked when I said the project uses ...
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In MVC should a model handle validation?

I am trying to re-architect a web application I developed to use the MVC pattern, but I'm not sure if validation should be handled in the model or not. For example, I'm setting up one of my models ...
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Should a web designer know server-side coding?

We're implementing an CMS based on ASP.NET MVC. Now, any designer should be able to provide themes for this CMS. But to write a theme, they need to be able to modify the generated HTML, thus the ...
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Should I include HTML markup in my JSON response?

In an e-commerce site, when adding an item to a cart, I'd like to show a popup window with the options you can choose. Imagine you're ordering an iPod Shuffle and now you have to choose the color and ...
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Is Unit Testing the primary objective of MVC Pattern?

Recently in an interview, one of the questions was 'Why do we use MVC?’ I just answered that it is much closer to how, many of the real world systems are! Explained the benefits it has when it comes ...
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MVVM or MVC? Want to use the same set of classes for WPF and ASP.NET

I am a newbie in terms of Design Patterns. I just started learning MVC when I am hearing a new buzz, MVVM. I want to learn the insights of both of these by redesigning an old inventory and invoicing ...
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How to completely decouple Model from View/Controller in Java Swing

Is there a collection of commonly-agreed-upon design guidelines for separating the Model classes from the View/Controller classes in a Java Swing app? I'm not so concerned that the View/Controller ...
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What to explain when asked “How did you implement MVC”? [closed]

I have a project on my resume in which we had used MVC Architecture and Java, JSP and MySQL. Hence during the interviews if the position requires experience about MVC Architecture, I have to face the ...