January 31, 2018
Object-oriented programming is a programming paradigm based around separating data and the means of manipulating data into separate, reusable sections of code known “classes”, with the logic of the program deriving from the interaction between classes. Classes are typically designed to serve as a data models of real world objects. For example, a chair might be represented by a “Chair” class, which would contain information about the chair such as how many legs it has, what color it is, and what material it is made out of, as well as representing actions that the chair may be able to perform, such as whether or not it can recline or roll. A basic class might look something like this:
December 31, 2017
November 14, 2017
When I first began studying web development, I often encountered the acronym “MVC” when reading about various application frameworks, enough so that I was prompted to research what exactly “MVC” meant. A quick Google search was enough to reveal that it stood for “Model-View-Controller”, but understanding what exactly that meant was a little more opaque. What was not opaque was its importance to the field of web development. From Laravel to .NET to Ruby on Rails and Django, MVC is everywhere in modern web development, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon. Indeed, as I have advanced in my skills and project scope, it has become a cornerstone of my own applications, necessitating a thorough understanding of what it is and why it is so popular. So what is MVC?
October 6, 2017