[web-devel] A separation of concerns

Victor Mateus Oliveira rhapsodyv at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 15:36:39 EDT 2010

I've worked with the Yii[1] framework for php. This "view first"
approach seems to me like the Widgets[2] of the Yii. The widget keeps
the logic of the view.
The Yii uses a Rails like MVC with a better template using this widgets.


[1] http://www.yiiframework.com/
[2] http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/guide/basics.view

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Simon Hengel <simon.hengel at wiktory.org> wrote:
>> My point is: we should not try to build one big framework. Instead, I
>> propose that we build a set of smaller libraries that each do one
>> thing very well. Some of these libraries might be designed to work
>> together.
> I absolutely agree with that.
>> I personally think MVC is a perfect fit for the web: model code
>> handles data storage, view code handles HTML/JSON/XML and the
>> controller coordinates between these.
> Have you read about the "View First" approach of Lift[1]? While I do not
> like the monolithic approach of Lift, I really like that specific
> aspect. I'd not narrow my view on "Rails-Style MVC" right now.
> Cheers,
> Simon
> [1] http://wiki.liftweb.net/index.php?title=Lift_View_First
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