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2019/4/10 19:51:36
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MVC architecture, routers and other stuff

I've been looking into the MVC pattern, and came across a programming blog that has some very interesting articles about MVC and a couple of its descendants - MVVM and MVVMC. Also has some cool stuff about how to build a front end controller to handle routing.

It took me a few reads to get my head around it. I thought I had been doing MVC, but it turns out not in a very strict sense. Anyway, I'm trying to build something using a front controller and the MVVMC pattern, which is basically MVC except the view gets split into two components (a view plus a 'viewmodel') to decouple the view from the model and allow each component to be substituted or re-used. Together with the front end controller/router it gives you a lot of flexibility.

Worth a read if you have time (see the section 'MVC Related Articles').

2019/4/11 2:31:10

Re: MVC architecture, routers and other stuff

I have already come across Tom Butler's articles (hard to forget him, with his exuberant hairstyle profile photo ) and he has some very interesting points, yes. I admit I'm also no rockstar developer in PHP to be able to follow the entire reasoning in 1 go. Some kind of url routing would be interesting to have in ImpressCMS2 (2.0 or a later iteration), for a start.


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