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There is currently a lot of chatter in the IT world involving MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel). While there are merits, there are also drawbacks. One of the biggest drawbacks I’ve noticed is in the tutorials and documentation found on-line. Take a quick look at this article. Below is a quote from it. The key to remember with the model is that it holds the information, but not behaviors or services that manipulate the information. It is not responsible for formatting text to look pretty on the screen, or fetching a list of items from a remote server (in fact, in that list, each item would most likely be a model of its own). Business logic is typically kept separate from the model, and encapsulated in other classes that act on the model.…

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For the past few months now, I have been doing more Java than normal. This week, I started working with Qt and re-writing a system I use to track my expenses for tax purposes. The prior system was in Lotus Approach using DBF files and I wanted something which would work with 64-bit Ubuntu. I now only boot Windows when I have a strong desire to play either Lords of the Realm or Starcraft. It has been a long time since a client has demanded I run Windows and use a software VPN. I assume eventually there will be SISCO VPN software for 64-bit (or at least 32-bit) Ubuntu since that OS seems to be making quite a few inroads on corporate desktops. Qt shouldn’t be difficult for me. After…

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