The Sun is Setting on Rails-style MVC Frameworks « caines.ca/blogThe Sun is Setting on Rails-style MVC Frameworks « caines.ca/blog: "The server is no place for view logic
The devices available for running a web app are vastly different from when these web frameworks first sprung up. The slide towards thicker / richer clients has been proceeding on pace with increases in processing power since the Web 2.0 days. It's much simpler to handle views and view logic in only one place, and that place is slowly moving away from the server side. MVC has always been a strained pattern for a server-side, non-gui application and it is been a confusing and complicated trade-off to have the backend generating front-end logic. Front-end frameworks like backbone.js, as well as advances in web technologies like HTML5's history.pushState are now making server-free views a realistic quality of cutting-edge front-ends. Rendering on the client-side also gives us the opportunity to create responsive designs based on device capability rather than having the server try to somehow figure out what the capabilities are without actually running on that device."
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