MVC MVP Comparison


I just read the best explanation that I’ve ever seen on comparing different Model, View, Controller, Presenter, and ViewModel pattern variations.  It was in Dino Espisito’s Book Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC (published May 2010).  He even goes over some patterns that I wasn’t familiar with, such as Model2.

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Granted, it did take 25 pages to get the explanation out (most of chapter 3), but if the remaining chapters are anything like chapter 3, then I will absolutely devour the rest of this book.  One pattern that I missed (and I think that it is kind of niche) was the Presenter First pattern, which I’ve implemented a few times, but the testing of it is a big pain, since it involves mocking and firing events all the time, so I forgive Dino for bypassing it.

I must say that after a few years of listening to Dino as a guest on shows like .NET Rocks!, I was not expecting such a treatment on the subject by him.  He didn’t strike me as the ALT.NET type of guy.  But “the times they are a-changin'.”  Ideas like MVC and certain patterns become more mainstream, and not just for the nHibernate Mafia anymore.  A blog entry of his seems to describe his journey in this direction.

Comments (1)

  1. Dan Stewart says:

    This Model-View-* post really helped me. blogs.msdn.com/…/model-view.aspx

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