A Path Less Taken

Breaking with convention in a very conventional fashion.
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Front Controller

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08 / 2009

The Front Controller design pattern is very useful in building scalable and maintainable web sites. I am building a proof of concept application and I need a good reference. As usual I searched the web and found some references on the pattern. Of particular interest were two that focused on implementing the pattern in PHP (the language I was using for my POC). I listed them here in the event they might be of help to you.

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Singleton

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08 / 2009

The Singleton Pattern is one of the simplest software design patterns to understand. It is helpful when you want to create a utility class in your applications to handle certain functions like database connections and you want to assure there is never more than one object of that class at a time. Here is a brief example of how the Singleton Pattern can be implemented in a PHP class.

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