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Understanding the Web Reuse Pattern

When Mike first started working for one of the five largest e-commerce sites in the United States, he came up with a development approach that led to a faster development cycle and a much faster update cycle (or decreased maintenance time, to put it differently). This site has a lot of products and many ways to display all those products, depending on where a visitor is in the site (searching versus browsing by category versus browsing by price, and so on).

Initially, Mike identified 14 different product design intentions. Since the site was being built on an MVC platform, the developers had ...

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