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Interview question: project structure ?

Edward Chen
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In the interview, I am asked : "describe the project structure which I am working on". My project is plain MVC web application. I am confused, what they want to know ?

Anybody could give me some example ?

Thanks.
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I am confused, what they want to know ?


Well... did you happen to ask the interviewer to elaborate the question?

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Campbell Ritchie
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They expect you to know the architecture of what you are working on. If you don't know, they wish to be told why.
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Edward Chen wrote:In the interview, I am asked : "describe the project structure which I am working on". My project is plain MVC web application. I am confused, what they want to know ?

Anybody could give me some example ?

Thanks.


What difficulty is there? I can think of answering this question in two ways (1) The project team structure and roles of each team member and how the project was executed (2) The technical architecture.


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Sandeep Awasthi
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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:[
What difficulty is there? I can think of answering this question in two ways (1) The project team structure and roles of each team member and how the project was executed (2) The technical architecture.


I think Edward is talking about how to explain Architecture of project not team structure.


Sandeep
Edward Chen
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Sandeep Awasthi wrote:I think Edward is talking about how to explain Architecture of project not team structure.

Yes, you are right. how to describe an Architecture of project ?

Thanks
Neena Rangnani
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Hi Edward,

This is very common interview question. I was also asked the same question. Here is my answer to this question.

If you are working on plain MVC web application , you could have explained your project structure like short description of how many controllers you are using.For example if your application has a no. of products or services and it is login based then the expected controllers would be "Logincontroller" , "ProductAController" , "ExceptionController" and explain Dao approach for DB communication , components used in model like EJB , MDBs, webservices. You can also mention like for J2EE application JSP gets stored in WebContent and controller and model classes goes into src.

SRC
|____Controller
| |___LoginController
| |___ProductA_Controller
| |___ProductB_Controller
|
|____ Model
|___Module A
|___Module B
|___Module C

Thanks,
Neena
 
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