The Origin Story of Model-View-Controller

Model View Controller is a design pattern very utilized nowadays. But do you know where it comes from? And did you know that it was first used on a large scale in 1970s?

Watch this deep dive into the history of MVC, starting from a Quora answer by Alan Kay. In doing so, you will find out a lot more about software development. Enjoy!


  • Alan Kay’s answer on Quora
  • Video of Alan Kay’s talk on the history of user interface
  • About Ivan Sutherland on Wikipedia
  • About Sketchpad on Wikipedia
  • More details about Sketchpad

Alex Bolboaca is a programmer, CTO, author, trainer and coach at Mozaic Works.

Mozaic Works provides high quality, customized training, coaching, and advice for companies who want to improve their effectiveness in the market, mainly through the use of modern leadership and technical practices.

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