[web-devel] A separation of concerns

John Bender john.m.bender at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 17:21:38 EDT 2010


I posted the following to the mailing list yesterday but it has been
awaiting moderation since then and I would like to contribute something to
the conversation


<https://gist.github.com/118dc4cd9d8223c33f63>I hope reading it at that link
isn't too troublesome.



On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM, 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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