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MVC for Dummies

Does anyone know of a tutorial that explains the MVC pattern to eight year olds?
Recently I began to work with Struts and I'm having a bit of a hard time trying to get my head wrapped around it. And I've just heard that a couple of projects in my company, down the pipeline, are going to use the MVC pattern quite a lot (according to my project manager),

Is there any easy reference, an "Learn MVC patterns in 21 days" guide out there?

TIA

RP
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

I can't think of any books but maybe the following Web pages might help:

http://www.acm.org/sigplan/oopsla/oopsla98/ap/tutorial/31.htm
http://www.uidesign.net/1999/papers/webmvc_part1.html
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/1244
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-struts/

Homeslice
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

http://www.enode.com/x/markup/tutorial/mvc.html

one page summary

Jim
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/GUI/Swing2/shortcourse.html

more in depth

Jim
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

I think this is really one of those things that you need to see a few times before it starts to register.  Here's the one that did it for me. [developer.apple.com]

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjCTutorial/chapter02/chapter_2_section_3.html

Lou
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

This  is the original paper that explained the MVC paradigm as implemented in Smalltalk-80 (which is the first implementation of MVC ever):

http://st-www.cs.uiuc.edu/users/smarch/st-docs/mvc.html

Giovanni Corriga
Thursday, February 26, 2004

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