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

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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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MVC to create desktop and mobile webapps? [closed]

I'm planning the creation of a webapp with a dedicated mobile web interface and a dedicated desktop/tablet interface. I am considering ASP.NET MVC, but it is clear to me that MVC is for separation of ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How bad is it that my index.php in a Zend Framework MVC application mixes definitions and side effects?

I'm introducing some more coding quality standards and checks via a new project - in particular, the PHP-FIG recommendations. This project using Zend Framework 2, and I have a fairly simple entry ...
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Architecture for web and mobile clients

The application that I work on needs to have a web interface (ASP.NET MVC) and mobile interfaces (Android/IPhone native). The features for mobile applications and web application might not overlap ...
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Controller in MVC

Alright so it is an essential part of OOP that one class should only do one thing, and it makes sense. In practice I've seen that classes which don't obey this rule get thick and cluttered. So I was ...
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What is the best way to keep both html document structure and php control structure strongly visible in complex view file

I create a lot of views in my work as part of the common MVC pattern applied in web frameworks like Code Igniter and Cake. I also adhere to the following maxim as best I can: fat models and library ...
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Is this an MVC framework?

I have built a framework for my applications that has been working well, and I have always referred to it in my mind as an MVC. However, after reading some more on what an MVC is (not that I didn't to ...
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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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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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Models should match table structure, Viewmodels match how the data need to be displayed?

I have a database table with many columns, that I want to display over several pages, similar to a turbo tax style information collection form. With only 1 or 2 items per page. Is it right to ...
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A proper way to work with MVC

I got into a debate at work today, I hope you can help me to settle it up. My colleague wants to separate UI, Model, DB, and Network like so: Create an API level between UI and controller, that ...
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PHP MVC how to access current user?

What is the best way to tell if a user is already logged in when accessing the page? I have seen many people talk about a Recognition service that will validate a user trying to login, but what about ...
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MVC - Checking data in the model or the controller?

I'm currently creating a web application with Ruby on Rails and I'm facing an conceptual problem about the MVC pattern. If I need to check, for example, if the name of a data that I want to add in ...
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Does key-value observing between model and view violate MVC?

In MVC the Controller is the go-between for the View and the Model. So the Controller should be the one that observes or receives changes from the Model and View and updates the other accordingly. I ...
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Building a calculator using MVC

I've been programming in Java for about 6 months, and I thought a good and challenging test of my skills would be to build a GUI calculator. I have very recently heard about this MVC idea, and I ...
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Is routing a site with RESTful not the best when you have very long URLs?

I've read a lot about RESTful, but I have always had a hard time figuring out how I'd use it with a very long query string. This is an in-house project, and it won't always have a simple /someAction ...
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Implementing a simple controller in embedded C

Is there a known method or pattern to implement a simple controller for an MVC design in pure C or the switch case approach is the standard? Background : I have an embedded application and I'm ...
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Clarification about MVC Design pattern

I've been reading up on MVC and I had a doubt. The example where the Model, View and Controller are all individual classes whose objects are created and used to deploy the application in another ...
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Web Application: Combining View Layer Between PHP and Javascript-AJAX

I'm developing web application using PHP with CodeIgniter MVC framework with a huge real time client-side functionality needs. This is my first time to build large scale of client-side app. So I ...
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MVC Best practices (view acquiring data directly from model) and Yii Framework

I'm using Yii for a few years and only right now I realized, that their demo application (empowered by CRUD auto-generation tool -- Gii) seems to be breaking key MVC architecture pattern. I'd like to ...
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Mobile development project architecture model/pattern

I would like to hear some improvement suggestions for mobile development (Android/iOS) project architectures. I would like to go for a "safe" design, modular and that can be easily maintained in time. ...
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Is there a design pattern that describes the separation of a Form from a Model

I am working on a web application implemented in C#, that follows MVC conventions. This application contains a page that allows me to create or update a Wingding. The view passes a complete Wingding ...
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Should one declare alternative response types (e.g. JSON) in Rails controller actions even if not utilising them?

Just wondering what the accepted convention is for Rails controller design. Currently, every controller in my app that I've written it set up to send a JSON response when necessary. Thing is, I only ...
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Fitting an established site into a CI framework

I manage a rather large, feature full nightmare of a site which has no end of feature creep settings/options/etc. Up to now its been coded in a procedural/functional way and would like to move to an ...
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ASP.NET MVVM Handling multiple Data Transfer Objects on a single page

I have an asp.net mvc "edit" page which allows the user to make edits to the parent entity, and then also "create" child entities on the same page. Note: I'm making these data transfer objects up. ...
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Let a model instance choose appropriate view class using category. Is it good design?

Assume I have abstract base model class called MoneySource. And two realizations BankCard and CellularAccount. In MoneysSourceListViewController I want to display a list of them, but with ListItemView ...
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Where to put common business logic in DDD with MVC

Providing I have the following scenario: I have a Web application where users can deposit money to their accounts (wire transfer). When a user deposits money to their account, they should click the ...
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The Model or the Controller write data on the view in MVC and what is the use of the Model if we have data in Store?

I've read several articles, watched videos and read questions on here, but the more I read and learn about MVC - including MVCS or MVP in addition.. to make it even worse - the broader the pattern ...
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Should I create a class for functions that uses of the database?

I have a PHP application which is pretty simple: It allows the user to create, edit and read a post. Basic stuff. I have a Database class which handles the connection and the queries execution. The ...
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How many views and controllers do I need?

I did one AngularJs app which was rather complex, with multiple nested tabs, which had multiple nested views & controllers, needed ng-router, and was quite tricky for me to implement, as browser ...
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Clarification on MVC Architecture Overview

I'm doing an MVC 4 architecture diagram for a report and since I'm relatively new to MVC,i was wondering could some one clarify with me is REST (HTTPPOST etc) between view and controller, or ...
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Proper MVC practice for a hierarchy of elements

I am trying to develop my first major MVC application, and as such I am new to doing this on a large scale. I've read as much as I can online and am continuously striving for making my code as clean ...
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Object in Business layer same as DTO with logic?

Let's say I have a Spring MVC project, in which I'm using DTO to get data from a database and to pass data to the UI. Let's suppose that I have a UserDTO and in my business layer I have to do ...