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

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MVC with Post/Redirect/Get

I have a question in mind for the MVC pattern for a long time now. When using the Post/Redirect/Get principle then it doesn't make sense to use ONE model in the sense of MVC, right? Why should I ...
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Sharing code logic between controllers, through the Model layer?

As I originally conceived my Model layer, it was only supposed to hold data and no code. I receive DTOs from web-services, they are mapped into my Model objects. Those model objects usually end up ...
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Doing the same thing from different views

I have an MVC app, which has multiple views that give overviews (from different angles) on items. For now, let's just call these views View1 View2 ... ViewX They all use the same Model Collection ...
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In MVC design, do I use a base class over an interface?

In web MVC most designs I've seen, (just choosing model layer as an example) the domain problem class, say students, always inherits the superclass "Model." The name is irrelevant, but why do they ...
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MVC design pattern. Overloading controller responsibilities

I'm developing a desktop application with a GUI. To do so, I'm using the MVC design pattern for the GUI part. For now the application consists of a single window (view) with one controller ...
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MVC: Controller often simply delegates to Model when notified by View of GUI events. Is this reasonable?

Since I learnt about MVC, I used it for every app I made (which is arguably not the best idea, but that's not the topic of this question). All of them small, 1000 LoC apps. I am using Java and Swing ...
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How to properly distinguish between MVC and three-tier?

Many webapp frameworks, e.g. Spring,call themselves MVC frameworks, but how is the distinction done between MVC and three-tier? It seems that some frameworks call themselves MVC frameworks but they ...
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Models Views and Controllers jobs

First, I know there are lot of answers about MVC but I need some more-specific ansewer based on my probably wrong understanding of MVC. I've already read this very good answer (Explain Model View ...
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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 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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Where's the separation between Presentation and Logic in Javascript MVC frameworks?

I had learned that following piece of code is bad because it is obstrusive javascript and mixes presentation with logic: <a href="" onclick="archive()">archive</a> The best practice was ...
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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 = ...
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MVC - sharing multiple models

I am building a java desktop application where I am attempting to implement MVC. The GUI interface has multiple views (think pop-up windows) from the main view. Each view has its associated model that ...
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In JSF where do objects like PhaseListeners fit in the MVC pattern?

When it comes to JSF, I've had trouble distinguishing where certain objects I create fit into the overall MVC pattern. The View is simple enough since that's handled by the .xhtml template but when ...
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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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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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How to output library test/benchmark data in a web framework?

I am writing an MVC framework. I have a folder full of library classes, each are self contained, and could be ripped out of the framework and used by themselves. The only problem is that a few of ...
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Advice on architecture (WCF / MVC)

First of all, the basics. N-tier application: presentation, business layer, database. It is an old .NET 2.0 (WSE + WinForms) application, a bit more tightly coupled than I'd like, and the requirement ...
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What OpenID Connect flow is right for me?

Here's the deal. I have a .NET MVC5 web application that I'm moving up to the OpenID Connect standard. I also would like to be able to access controller methods from a mobile app (much like an API) ...
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How can I structure my angular app so that I don't end up with one huge controller and view?

I have an angular app that concentrates most of its functionality around a primary entity that has several satellite entities. The UI for this is effectively one screen, with a few tabs, one for each ...
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MVC Sites and Entity Framework (using DbContext)

I've been looking at a couple of the MVC tutorials on the ASP.NET website and and have noticed numerous of them make use of Entity Framework (especially the Identity provider stuff). Maybe my ...
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How to efficiently handle related data in MVC?

Talking about MVC with servlets and JSP's, in a context about products and manufacturers , when querying the application for a list of products: the servlet loads a list of products from the ...
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MVC: view/sidebar.php can load model?

I have a Route that activates a Controller which returns to me a page through a View. Let's call it master page. route -> controller -> view [master page] The master page is divided into header, ...
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MVC 5 - Best practice for handling dates inside and outside the USA

I have an MVC 5 application that will be used world wide. A number of the pages in the app will require users to enter dates. I'll be using the jQuery datetimepicker plug-in to allow the user to ...
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Run a function when a function in a list is executed?

Goal: I'm currently doing an MVC project and I have this method to update the ViewBag (based on previous actions of the user). I would like to call this function whenever a certain list of MVC Actions ...
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We have a custom program that generates all the stored procs and classes for the Data Tier. Where will I put the generated classes?

This is more of an architectural question regarding MVC and Data Access: We have a custom program that generates all the stored procs and classes for the Data Tier from the MS SQL database. It's ...
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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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How can I team up two MVC frameworks without having them fight each other? [closed]

I'm creating a CRUD-based web project, and am thinking about using a server side MVC framework (such as CodeIgniter or Laravel) in tandem with a client side MVC framework (such as AngularJS). Is this ...
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Law of Demeter in MVC regarding Controller-View communication

The scenario: Having a Controller that controls a view composed of complex subviews. Each one of those subviews is a separated class in a separate file. For example, one of those subviews is called ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Advice: Switching to MVC from Webforms Web designer vs UI designer [closed]

Over the last two years, I've taken over a web application development group. My focus for the first two years was building teams, get technology updated and in-place, and fixing my customers pain ...
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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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What file extension do you use for your template/view files in PHP? [closed]

I'm building a Model-View-Controller framework, and it has come time to decide how I will be creating and using view templates and layouts. Some frameworks use special extensions for these files. ...
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Why additional code and complexity when data model and interaction are simple is considered a disadvantage in MVC model

According to the slides given by my lecturer, one of the disadvantages of MVC model is additional code and complexity when data model and interaction are simple Why is this so, I would assume ...
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Is XML, HTML/CSS, XSL analogous to Model, View, Controller?

For some time in personal projects I have been using XSL to convert my raw XML data into human-friendly HTML/CSS (in simple projects, I have no JavaScript, so let's leave that out of the equation for ...
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Is MVC now the only way to write PHP?

Hey... its XMAS Eve and something is bugging me... yes, I have work on my mind even when I am on holiday. The vast amount of frameworks available for PHP now use MVC. Even ASP.net has its own MVC ...
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Is a TCP client/server a good solution for a system which can be controlled by a GUI running on multiple platforms?

Consider a software which runs on a dedicated system (basically a Linux box), and controls some machinery. The system has all the required hardware interfaces for the task. The software also has a GUI ...
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Can't understand on how to implement MVP/MVC for my software requirements [closed]

Recently I decided to start developing a client/service based system using WCF and a Duplex Channel (callbacks from Service to client). The clients will behave as "slaves", that is, they will only ...
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Should I Make my ASP.NET MVC N-tier?

I'm currently building a very small website, around 20 to 30 views, 10 controllers. I know MVC is only a design pattern and should only be the top presentation layer. I'm currently at a stage in ...
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What to consider when choosing a framework for a development team? [closed]

As I'm finishing a web development course with a few friends with whom I have worked in many projects we're aiming to begin a professional team of developers. Functions are well defined between ...
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asp.net mvc vs angular.js model binding

So I've noticed a trend lately of .net web developers using angular.js on the client side of applications and I've become more curious as I play around with angular and compare it to how I would do ...
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Is it wrong to have HTML strings within PHP objects, or is it only wrong in controllers?

I've always thought that in typical MVC design it is bad practice to build & concatenate HTML strings in any PHP file or class that isn't strictly a template. I'm working on a large project with ...
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MVC & 3 tier architecture in game - What is the business layer

I am making a game and have been following examples which use the MVC architecture pattern. I am now trying to get my head around how this would fit in with a 3-tier architecture. From what I have ...
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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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What are the advantages of using a template language?

I work on a CakePHP app and the views consist of raw html with embedded php echo statements, which over time has gotten rather messy. Before I go in and rewrite the code, I'm wondering if it makes ...
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How important is it to implement a caching system in an MVC style framework?

I am writing my own PHP framework (...waits for the groans to subside) for the purpose of learning (best practices, design principals etc.) as I'm entirely self-taught and consequently there are gaps ...
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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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What is the correct name for this data object?

I need to understand the proper name for an object that has cropped up in two projects now. Here is the conventional representation for the MVC pattern: However there is another "Model" that is ...