Three Tier Architecture

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Presentation Tier

  • Build static pages unless you are building a media site
  • Use JSON as data transport
  • Do not use client-side frameworks
  • Do not reinvent the JavaScript module system
  • Use token for authentication, not cookies

Logic Tier

  • Do not use ORM
  • Do not use MVC framework

Storage Tier

  • Do not build application logic at the database level
  • Enforce foreign key constraints at the application level
  • Do not abuse RDBMS

More of this at my free PDF guidebook “Web Development Fundamentals“.

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