Working with the Framework

The work we have done so far deals with central control, command selection, and view dispatch. Although we have examined the source code in detail, getting a sense of the code’s functionality is difficult without trying it first.

We are going to build a very basic example. We’ll create code for extracting task data from, and adding task data to, a database, concentrating on two views and two commands.

We will use a MySQL database and a task table that can be created with the following statement:

 id int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
 summary varchar(255) default NULL,
 description text,
 person varchar(255) default NULL,

You might want to refer to Listing 24.1 to remind yourself ...

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