I'd like to understand the actual meaning of "Model" of MVC. I know that it encapsulates the Business Logic, but what is exactly "Business Logic"? - Some authors say that it encapsulates the data... - Other people say that encapsulate code to interact with a database... - Others say that encapsulates data and functions...
on the '-'s those are right as long as they pertain to the "business" of the client whom you are making a program for. As for "business logic", this could refer to the way one implements a "business rule" in a program. For example if we have the following business rule: "A customer order worth more than 5,000 dollars will be applied a discount of 15% on the total price" And implemented in code in the following sample:
the logic behind the sample code is the "business logic". As for "model", the sample Order class could represent a data "model". It encapsulates data such as customer, date of purchase, total amount, etc.. It could also interact with the database when saving or extracting these items - with the help of another class or not. It encapsulates business function e.g. getDiscount... For an MVC framework, business logic e.g. represented by code that computes the discount inside a view component would not be proper as in the following
Instead an OrderBean "loaded" and received from another component via a controller can be used e.g.
Or, for those who find java code inside web pages as evil , they create custom tag to use e.g.
Of course, there are better implementations out there ... and examples... hope this helps. [ May 25, 2003: Message edited by: boyet silverio ]