What does MVC stand for and what is it?
- MVC stands for Model View Controller
- MVC is a design pattern used to organize the file structure of a full-stack application
- It is not language specific, but a variation can be found in several libraries and frameworks.
What are the benefits of using MVC?
- Using this pattern enforces separations of concern, so it's easier to locate and modify code whenever you need to, without having to look through the entire codebase.
- Being modular, it lends itself to easy scalability
- Having files in their individual sections, allows for more control and stability when a team of developers is working on the same project.
What are the essential components and their uses?
- Controller: The "middleman" handles the bulk of the work.
- Model: Handles the data in a single file or database.
- View: Sole purpose to display to the browser, usually uses a templating engine
Disclaimer: I am a person of perfection; It's one of my biggest procrastination factors. As a matter of factor, I've already re-written this disclaimer several times. I like to use the software development concepts of iterations and refactoring.
This article is not even close to being complete, so it may get updated occasionally.