The Humble Dialog Box and Ivy Rich Dialogs

Today I’ve read The Humble Dialog Box of Micheal Feather and it is very interesting. The idea of the article is to develop in test-first manner the Model first, all actions, all interactions should be developed and tested against the mockable interface of the View. By doing this, it ends up all the logic are encapsulted in the Model (smart object) and the View provides methods for the Model to update. It is somehow an opposite way of MVC.

After reading the article, it make me start to questioning. The Ivy Framework, the one my company is using as a ground-up for all project, is stating that all Rich Dialogs are developed using MVC. Really? I start doubting from a long time ago if it is true. The Model of the RD is just a simple data structure while all the logic are put in the Logic part and they are tied together very strict. They are hard to test.

So what will I do? I think I should consider whole part of RD is just a View, the model of the RD should be developed first as POJO, then we will start to see the outcome.

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