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From "Will Glass-Husain" <wgl...@forio.com>
Subject Re: MVC with velocity
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2005 19:37:42 GMT
Have you looked at Maverick?  It's my favorite minimalist MVC framework. 
Works well with Velocity or JSP.
http://mav.sourceforge.com

Here's a new article on our website which might be useful.  Let us know if 
this is helpful.
http://jakarta.apache.org/velocity/webapps.html

Best, WILL

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Mason" <andrew@assertis.co.uk>
To: <velocity-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 7:46 AM
Subject: MVC with velocity


> Hi, just trying to understand the model view controller design pattern and 
> how
> to apply Velocity to it.
>
> I've got a web-app, which has a main-control web-page with links as such 
> down
> one side (it currently uses a velocity servlet to render a template to 
> display
> it to the browser):
>
>
> ________________________
> - Edit Products
>  - Add Product
>  - Edit Products
>  - Remove Products
>
> - Manage Emails
>  - Add account
>  - Remove account
> ________________________
>
> So far I have it working like this:
> Clicking on 'Add Product'  means that a new page loads with controls on 
> the
> right, which allow you to add a product . Which then of course provides 
> you
> with
> a form to add the product. This obviously goes off to the database to add 
> the
> product then returns the details to the screen. All of these pages are
> rendered
> by the velocity servlet.
>
> I have classes which are called in the velocity servlet, that do things 
> like
> adding products, getting product information etc..but ultimately its 1
> velocity servlet that handles adding the product  and then gettingthe new
> product info and rendering the template.
> I then have another velocity servlet which handles editing the products,
> another one for removing etc..
>
>
> Correct me if i'm wrong but this doesn't seem like i'm using MVC pattern, 
> and
> I was hoping someone could post an example (not code) of how to handle 
> this
> problem using MVC, with servlets and velocity. I've read quite a few
> articles and books (Mastering tomcat development etc..) on it but i am 
> having
> trouble grasping how i would use it in this
> situation.
>
> thanks in advance
>
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