[Revision] Advanced Web Development
PART A (UNDERSTANDING)
“In a complex Web site there are many similar things you need to do when handling a request. These things include security, internationalization, and providing particular views for certain users. If the input controller behaviour is scattered across multiple objects, much of this behaviour can end up duplicated. Also, it’s difficult to change behaviour at runtime”
Investigate PHP MVC frameworks and argue the case for using such frameworks in the development of complex applications. Identify the main benefits and drawbacks associated with adopting the MVC approach.
PART B (IMPLEMENTATION)
You are required to build a PHP web application of your choice for displaying content stored in a database. Demonstrate an understanding of the components and concepts of an MVC application by building an application or test programs illustrating their use.
The concepts you may also consider include:
• The use of server side templates
• REST Web Services
• NoSQL support