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  • "Another confusion point is with the frameworks surrounding MVVM. Some I'm very familiar with include PRISM, MVVM Light Toolkit, Caliburn Micro and Cinch. While these frameworks and toolkits are widely used and can prove very valuable, they're not essential for MVVM." - John Papa, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft
  • "MVVM has only two truly distinctive technical advantages: automated testing of the view logic and integrated design time data. Lots of developers don’t care about either." - Ward Bell, Microsoft MVP
  • "MVVM happens to be a leading pattern. However, many people throw a lot of extra complexity into the definition of MVVM, burdening it with things that really are optional and confusing the community in the process." - Pete Brown, Microsoft Community PM WPF/Silverlight
  • "For simple UI, M-V-VM can be overkill. In bigger cases, it can be hard to design the ViewModel up front in order to get the right amount of generality. Data-binding for all its wonders is declarative and harder to debug than nice imperative stuff where you just set breakpoints (though if you have lots of events running around, it may not be much different)." - John Gossman, Microsoft Architect for WPF and Silverlight

Last edited Nov 8, 2011 at 7:35 AM by ptrelford, version 7

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