In this new post to his blog today, Padraic Brady continues his series looking at developing a blog with the Zend Framework. He moves on to look at the MVC structure behind the application in this latest post.
After speaking with any number of users about getting started with a framework, I find many do not have an advanced understanding of the corner stone of a current day web application framework: the Model-View-Controller Design Pattern.
He explains the normal development approach (kind of a Page Controller where each bit of functionality has its own page) versus the Model/View/Controller approach of separation of presentation and logic in a structured fashion. He also goes through each of the parts of the MVC equation and shows the difference between the roles that the Controller and Model have in the application.