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As Java technology has matured over the last few years so have we. We've learned that building complex enterprise applications that respond to change requires more than standardized APIs and virtual machines. Fortunately, we're now starting to see the widespread adoption of best practices, patterns, and even frameworks with templates and prebuilt components. This article looks at the MVC design pattern and reviews its implementation in Struts, a presentation-tier application framework, as well as recognizing analogies of MVC to a well-formed, EJB-tier framework that Struts can be integrated with. MVC for J2EE Struts is an implementation of the presentation tier using MVC. The Struts controller encapsulates the presentation logic, handling the interaction of the JSP pages view with the JavaBeans model, which might access a database through JDBC. When we integrate wit... (more)