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Stephan Hochdörfer:
Controller classes vs. Action classes
May 19, 2014 @ 10:52:31

In this new post to his site Stephan Hochdörfer covers some of his own thoughts about the recently proposed application structure from Paul Jones, the "Action-Domain-Response" pattern. In this post Stephan compares the typical controller classes with an action class.

First of all I do have the feeling that controller classes make it harder to structure your logic. I have seen a lot of "God Controllers" that do a shitload of stuff. Stuff that is not really related to each other. [...] action classes tend to be rather small, typically less than 100 loc for us. That also helps a lot when trying to understand what`s going on. I am aware that there are developers out there who are afraid when it comes to dealing with a lot of classes. [...] That`s another bonus point for action classes: It is easier to search for a class name than a method name in most IDEs.

He goes on to talk more about "God controller" classes, their dependencies and how that compares to action classes only taking in what they need. He touches on the reusability of action classes as opposed to controllers and how they come in handy for storing common logic.

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Link: http://blog.bitexpert.de/blog/controller-classes-vs.-action-classes

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