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

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Should you write your back-end as an API?

I had a heated discussion today about our MVC application. We have a website written in MVC (ASP.NET), and it usually follows the pattern of do something in the view -> hit the controller -> ...
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JEE MVC, controller calls the interface instead of the interface implementation

I'm following this tutorial: http://wiki4.caucho.com/Building_a_simple_listing_in_JSP It creates a basic web application in Eclipse using the MVC pattern with Resin as the web container. Here's the ...
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How to update User interface form through database update

I have a client server application. Assume I work as a Support executive, resolving customer tickets. We(our support team) have got two tickets to work on. Ticket 1: Client "Liver" raised a ticket ...
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Model of simple traffic simulation [closed]

I want to write a simple traffic simulation with one road intersection. First I thought of a cellular automata in the model but it should not be limited by an underlying discrete grid system so the ...
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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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MVC URL structure with URI parameters

When creating routes for your MVC web application I have seen two possible ways to pass variables to a controller method: With the first approach the variable is passed to a parameter of the ...
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Design for iOS UI, Views/Containers [closed]

I'm trying to create an iOS application that receives a graphics configuration from a database. A server will send the XML to the application and the application will render whatever the XML contains ...
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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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Single page displaying 2 different models (MVC Pattern) [on hold]

i want a single page to display 2 different Entities/Models using MVC pattern.When i load the values from database it works just fine.But the problem is when i add a new value at that time to either ...
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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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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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Where and how to reference composite MVP components?

I am learning about the MVP (Model-View-Presenter) Passive View flavour of MVC. I intend to expose events from view interfaces rather than using the observer pattern to remove explicit coupling with ...
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How to determine what should get its own respective controller?

I'm using the MVC pattern in my web application built with PHP. I'm always struggling to determine whether I need a new dedicated controller for a set of actions or if I should place them inside an ...
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Usage of MVVM in iOS

I'm an iOS developer and I'm guilty of having Massive View Controllers in my projects so I've been searching for a better way to structure my projects and came across the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) ...
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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 architecture with JavaFX

I am working on a rather small Java application for a university project. We are forced to use a pretty strange interpretation of the MVC pattern which says that we should only have one generic ...
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Is it necessary anymore to extract logic from API controllers?

I've been working in MVC web frameworks since its they started getting popular with RoR and ASP.NET MVC. I have always been careful to never put "business logic" on my controllers since that couples ...
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MVC Widget optimization when accessing CSS and Resources

So we're trying to re-imagine our web solution in an MVC fashion. Going from an old webforms based solution to working with ASP.NET MVC with a bootstrap main menu and adding functionality in the forms ...
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How do I handle authentication in an ASP.NET webapp with offline-capable client code?

I hesitated before writing this question, as it sounds like I'm after an opinion without trying anything yet. That's not the case, I just don't want to go down the wrong route with architecture - it ...
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MVC question for a console application with multiple controllers?

My question concerns an administrator's console application. The requirements around it are that administrators should be able to log in (other types of user cannot), and they should then be able to ...
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Architecture: Validate polymorphic votes - Controller or Model?

I have a question because I don't want to do something wrong. I have a polymorphic relation called votes. Well, I want to save votes but I need to validate if a user already has voted. But even if, ...
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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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Partial Model Updates From View

I hope this is on-topic here since I'm a bit new to the whiteboard... I'm currently developing an application using ASP.NET MVC 5 (and WebAPI 2). One of my domain entities is huge, and is stored in ...
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Share service instances amongst all controllers?

We've taken over coding on a .NET MVC project, and as I'm relatively inexperienced with many of the MVC design approaches, I'm working on getting a good understanding of the design choices. One ...
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MVC: How to Implement Linked Views?

I'm developing a java application to visualize time series. I need (at least) three linked views, meaning that interaction with one of them updates the others. The views are: A list represents the ...
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Encapsulating business logic that goes beyond validations in MVC

I'm pretty clear business logic goes into Models. But on this question, they refer to business logic as pretty much low level validation (if the user signs up, ask for their e-mail). What about ...
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Updating an entity via a service layer

What's the best way to update an entity using a service layer? Performing a single, atomic action I can understand like BlogService.Publish(blogID) but what about editing multiple values which map to ...
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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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When developing an MVC framework, how should I be using Knockout.js?

I'm currently using the Laravel PHP MVC Framework to develop a web application; and it's going along quite nicely. I'm very comfortable with the expectations of the framework and how my application ...
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How to represent a Model with a 1:N relation?

I have a task to associate 1:N documents to a record in my hardware table. This file could be a warranty, or whatever. In SQLServer I set up a FileStream group and made a table for only the file and ...
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Top Menu bar driving a sidebar sub menu

I have an application written is C# ASP.NET MVC 4 with Razor views. I am a bit stuck on my menu structure. As per the image above, one can see that there is a Top Menu and a Side Menu. The ...
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ViewController in programming [closed]

ViewController is a term for classes that handle views in a framework. This is especially used in MVC frameworks. I go through various projects, written by various programmers, who implement MVC in ...
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role based access control model in object oriented

I want to prepare a swing application. I am designing a role based access control model in mvc design. When a view wants to request something from a controller, how can this request be realized in ...
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Adding a graphical view to a system

I currently have an program in Java that simulates railway movements. Essentially, trains arrive on platforms, pick up and drop off passengers, and then proceed, respecting signalling where possible. ...
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Will this singleton style class work with accessing a session on multiple MVC controllers?

Question background: I have an e-commerce site I'm developing that requires multiple controller methods to access a single session variable. The idea: My idea was to create a singleton style class ...
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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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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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In MVC, who is in charge of handling observers?

(I'm writing a large MATLAB GUI that makes significant use of MVC, so my example is written in MATLAB. However, I believe this question is language-agnostic. Please correct me if I'm wrong.) I have a ...
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Using xsd2Code and custom c# classes

I am using the xsd2code class generator to generate classes based on a schema file provided by a system vendor. This vendor also provides a REST API to access data via Web Services, and I've had a ...
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MVC, pagination, and massive search criteria

I am currently working on a project that has a fairly large search form - the form is 30 or fields or more. Now I can of course map this out for routing by having my application pull the parameters ...
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MVC: How dumb should the view be?

creating an MVC structure and pondering this... My view has an Add button. Click it and we send off a request to the controller (using pub/sub so view doesn't really know who its talking to). Having ...
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Is MVC controller an use case controller?

In GRASP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRASP_(object-oriented_design) ), a controller (use case controller) is defined as: A use case controller should be used to deal with all system events of ...
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How can I approach application programming from a database background? [closed]

I have a lot of database experience, but virtually no application programming experience. At work, we have an EDMX? model generated from entities in the database, and we transform T4 templates to ...
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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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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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Where we should not use MVC? [duplicate]

I have a software engineering course project that we should design a web application, so I've decided to read about software architecture patterns. I've read a lot about what is MVC and its ...
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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 ...
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How to show someone of the power of model-view-controller design pattern?

I've been working with a friend on a project that we've taken over, and I've realized that we have a big problem implementing the model-view-controller design pattern due to the way that the project ...
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How to maintain atomicity with a service like pattern

Imagine a route in an MVC web project which handles editing a user of your product. You can do things like change their name, their email, their group, their roles and so forth. This data is put in a ...
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Use model for “everything” in MVC?

This question is a result out of the discussion HERE and was moved from HERE. Is it really good practice to supply EVERY value you display in any view via a model? Especially variables like the ...