Chapter 2. Presentation model

This chapter covers

  • Representing UI concepts in code
  • Defining the presentation model
  • Representing user input
  • Scaling to complex scenarios

A model is a representation of something meaningful. It’s not necessarily something physical but something real: a business concept or an API that’s difficult to work with.

When we write object-oriented software, we create classes that make up this representation. We can create our representation so that when we use it we’re working in a natural human language, like English or Spanish or business jargon, instead of in programming language constructs like Booleans, meaningless strings, and integers.

When working with a user interface (UI) framework like ASP.NET MVC, the ...

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