Tag Archives: MVC applications

ASP.NET MVC 5: Using a Simple Repository Pattern for Performing Database Operations


via ASP.NET MVC 5: Using a Simple Repository Pattern for Performing Database Operations.

Abstract: The Repository pattern decouples your ASP.NET MVC application and shields it from changes by creating a boundary between your data access code and the other parts of your application.

Recently a client of mine asked for a solution to isolate the direct dependency of the Data Access Layer with the rest of the layers of the application. In this article we will discuss one of the concepts I suggested to him for an ASP.NET MVC application.

Typically in multi-layer applications, the business logic or Domain logic retrieves data from various sources, e.g. Database, Web/WCF services, etc. In this type of direct access, the business logic is tightly coupled with the data access code which may result in code maintenance issues; because if the Database or Service changes, then the dependency code also needs to be changed. So the point here is that how to minimize this maintenance effort?

Integrating React With Backbone


via Integrating React With Backbone.

There are so many JS frameworks! It can get tiring to keep up to date with them all.

But like any developer who writes JavaScript, I try to keep abreast of the trends. I like to tinker with new things, and rebuild TodoMVC as often as possible.

Joking aside, when it comes to choosing frameworks for a project, emerging frameworks just haven’t been battle-tested enough for me to recommend to clients in most cases.

But like much of the community, I feel pretty confident in the future of React. It’s well documented, makes reasoning about data easy, and it’s performant.

Since React only provides the view layer of a client-side MVC application, I still have to find a way to wrap the rest of the application. When it comes to choosing a library that I’m confident in, I still reach for BackboneJS. A company that bets on Backbone won’t have trouble finding people who can work on their code base. It’s been around for a long time, is unopionated enough to be adaptable to many different situations. And as an added bonus, it plays well with React.

In this post, we’ll explore the relationship between Backbone and React, by looking at one way to structure a project that uses them together.