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

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Is it bad practice to call a controller action from a view that was rendered by another controller?

Let's say I have an OrderController which handles orders. The user adds products to it through the view, and then the final price gets calculated through an AJAX call to a controller action. The ...
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Switch vs Polymorphism when dealing with model and view

I can't figure out a better solution to my problem. I have a view controller that presents a list of elements. Those elements are models that can be an instance of B, C, D, etc and inherit from A. So ...
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If you have a piece of logic that needs to be shared between two controllers where do you keep it?

I have a set of single purpose functions that I need in two separate controllers. Right now I just have duplicate code and I want to get rid of it. This code is part of the controller and doesn't ...
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Permissions and MVC

I’m in the progress of developing a web application. This web application is mostly a CRUD interface, although some users are only allowed to perform some actions and see only some parts of views. ...
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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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Managing threads in Java with a good pattern

This morning I began writing a minimal chat using Java socket and threads but it took some minutes for me to experience a lot of problems in the MVC management. Currently I have 3 classes: Main, ...
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MVC Architecture — How many Controllers do I need?

I have been coding for a while, but mostly scripts and simple applications. I've moved into a new role where it is all about developing Web Apps and using a proper MVC architecture, so I am ...
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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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Good practice for object instantiation in MVC

In MVC the Domain Models(from Model Layer) should instantiate other Domain Models or all the Domain Models should be instantiate in the controllers and passed down using Dependency Injections? How do ...
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Zend Framework View Helper Composition

So I'm reviewing a piece of code that is a perfect candidate to be abstracted away into a view helper. However at the moment, the piece of code uses two other view helpers to get the final display. ...
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MVC Models instantiation

Where should the Models be instatiated in a MVC arhitecture? I understand the preferred way would be outside controllers, in a bootstrap file and injected using a Dependecy Injection Container. But ...
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how to model a connection to a resource, with rudimentary event processing

For my simple MUD client I'm using Apache Telnet (no, not ssh). A mud client is a strange beast: Generally, a MUD client is a very basic telnet client that lacks VT100 terminal emulation and the ...
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In MVC is it considered good practice to have private, non-action, functions in a controller class?

Sometimes action functions in the controller class can become huge and nasty, with many-many lines of code to simply control the flow of data from the Model to the View. At some point these huge ...
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Binding in the view or the controller?

I've seen 2 different approaches with MVC on the web. One, like in ExtJS, is to bind the callbacks to the view via the controller. Finding every element on the view and adding the functionallity. ...
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Model-View-Controller: who caches the data?

I am building a GUI to interface an embedded device to a PC host. The GUI provides control over the device parameters and displays some feedback from it. The GUI also has to emulate some of the device ...
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Can you call any php model class in an MVC from the controller?

I'm creating a simple MVC at the moment and am wondering if it's 'correct' to be able to call any model class directly from the controller to get the data to send to the view? I have the following ...
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What about using MVC as the way to provide Responsive Web Design?

Responsive Web Design shows the user different elements -- or elements arranged in different ways -- by using media queries (if the device is a desktop or laptop, show them this; if a tablet, show ...
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Best Architecture for ASP.NET WebForms Application

I have written an ASP.NET WebForms portal for a client. The project has kind of evolved rather than being properly planned and structured from the beginning. Consequently, all the code is mashed ...
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Is state pattern a good solution for implementing UI changes for Landscape and Portrait modes?

For our iOS app, a lot of complicated UI logic depends on the interface orientation of the ViewController. This conditional logic is present in a lot of places. Can it be segregated into different ...
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Do MVC web frameworks favor anemic domain model in order to avoid duplication?

Binding directly the form to your model helps a lot to get rid of boiler plate code, but that means that your model must have a getter/setter for each property otherwise it wouldn't be possible. ...
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What are the downfalls of MVC? [closed]

I've been using MVC/MV* since I started actually organizing my code years ago. I've been using it so long that I can't even think of any other way to structure my code and every job I've had after ...
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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 fair to call a database or a document a “Model”, as in Model/View/Controller?

Part of my job is working on line-of-business applications built around client-side databases, such as Access or FoxPro. Other times these local LOBA's have direct document access, such as an exact ...
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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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Breaking Up A Model Class - MVC

I am not sure whether there is a 'right' or 'wrong' answer to this one, but I was curious about the general consensus. I have a User model that currently performs user functions (such as retrieving ...
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Is there a factory pattern to prevent multiple instances for same object (instance that is Equal) good design?

I have a number of objects storing state. There are essentially two types of fields. The ones that uniquely define what the object is (what node, what edge etc), and the others that store state ...
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MVC : Does Code to save data in cache or session belongs in controller?

I'm a bit confused if saving the information to session code below, belongs in the controller action as shown below or should it be part of my Model? I would add that I have other controller methods ...
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Does a group of Select Statements count as a valid model?

I'm making a facebook app and I'm trying to follow MVC properly. But I was wondering if I had a class that was a bunch of fql queries (getting data from facebook) should I have keep these in a ...
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How to make ASP .NET MVC website have a continuous process running?

This website is supposed to be a game where the players have some 'buildings' and these buildings produce resources. E.g. an iron mine may produce 30 pieces of iron ore per minute and automatically ...
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Host an MVC 3 with Razor syntax app on old server [closed]

I just started a new job, I have to create a web app for them and host it on their intranet on an Windows 2003 R2 server with SQL server 2008. As said in the question, I'll work on a MCV3 with Razor ...
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application logic, business logic, models, controllers - where to put the application's brains?

I'm trying to wrap my head around models, views, and controllers, but I feel as though the more I read, the more conflicting information I seem to encounter. I guess the general goal is--as far as ...
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In MVC software, who should load the models?

I'm working in a REST JavaScript client, and I'm trying to follow the MVC pattern, but a very basic question came to my mind: who should make the http request and load the data into the model? My ...
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Are 3rd-party controls and MVC anathema?

At http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/552846/Why-s-How-s-of-Asp-Net-MVC-Part-1, I read this: "You should not use Asp.Net MVC if you rely on 3rd party vendor controls for of the UI." The author ...
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Python GUI and MVC - get variable from other module

I am trying to split my code into different layers: GUI, reading the GUI, creating input, calculating the model, interpreting data, creating view, sending the view to the GUI. Somebody told me about ...
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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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Why should I adopt MVC? [duplicate]

I decided to get my hands wet and got the YII framework for PHP. I created my first application, then created new controller, model and view. Connected to database, got my record passed from ...
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mvc pattern on procedural php

First off, I do not have anything against OO programming (I'd be mad if i believed so). But I was thinking on some sort of procedural MVC pattern with PHP; let me explain better. As we all know, ...
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Design pattern for complex view creation in sheet music

I've got a bunch of Note-Models with properties like pitchand duration. In music notation, these notes must now be placed into a certain bar on a certain line on a certain page, and so on. Many more ...
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Services in Model Layer

I understand services should have no state and no business logic. How can you implement a service like AuthentificationService considering these rules? All the methods in a service should be ...
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Testing MVC models when using SQL referential constraints

I have an MVC web app that's wired against PostgreSQL. The DB uses the full gamut of various referential constraints to ensure referential integrity, as opposed to say the Rails approach, where you ...
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Is it okay to call a model method in my view?

In the interest of keeping my Controller's skinny, I put a headline method in a Model. # My Model class Property def headline "#{name} | #{address}" end end (Then, Property Controller for ...
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Service as a Model in MVC

I have a PHP MVC application and a file table. I need to implement the functionality: mark all as read. The best solution for the code I found so far was to put the actual implementation in a ...
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Java generalization

I have a question regarding generalization. I know when it is needed to be done, but is it worth having an extra class for 1 field? e.g.: StatisticsCustomer has fields: Customer customer and int ...
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Unobtrusive JavaScript (regarding asp.net mvc3) not clear

Unobtrusive JavaScript avoids injecting inline JavaScript into HTML. This makes your HTML smaller and less cluttered, and makes it easier to swap out or customize JavaScript libraries ...
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mvc pattern - splitting model into data-access and business logic layers

I've had a chance to try it out and I like it very much. I'm thinking of using it in all of my future projects. I'd like to hear some critique and opinions about it. I've done a little research on the ...
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Do I need JUnit tests for the controller layer on a MVC when I have a database layer

I have a MVC which has this structure: ui controller db model Basically the controller doesn't really do much more than connection ui with db layer. Do I need to provide JUnit tests for the ...
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Architecture For Mockable DAL On Large Projects

I have recently been reading an article about creating a blog using ASP.NET and MVC, and in the article the user splits the Data Access Layer into a separate Class Library, and creates an interface ...
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Where should I put my method

I am writing a Java program using the MVC design pattern. I have classes Item and Supplier. In the database they are connected through a item_supplier table. I'm writing a method which will give me ...
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MVC pattern with JSF-Spring-MyBatis webapp

I've a Java webapp with these frameworks and I want to know if my implementation meets with MVC pattern: Controller Layer (V) I'm using JSF @ManagedBean public class Controller{ ...
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Handling error message for a Spring MVC login form

This can apply to many error handling scenarios, but I'm curious about how to do it in a login scenario. Given this Spring controller method: @RequestMapping(value = "/account/login", method = ...