MVC(Model-View-Collection) Introduction

So it's time to understand the jsblocks MVC(Model-View-Collection) part and how to build complex applications with solid architecture. jsblocks MVC is a module and it is not mandatory to build your applications with it. However, it is designed in such a way that you just won't ever need anything else. So let's see it in action.

Creating a jsblocks MVC Application is as easy as calling the blocks.Application method which creates a new Application instance.

// creating a new application
// calling the blocks.Application() method multiple times returns the same application instance so you could access it in different files
var App = blocks.Application();

// create your views, models and collections here

Below is an example build with the MVC module. For additional information you could follow the corresponding documentation for views, models and collections.

var App = blocks.Application();

// place methods and values directly on the application object by using the extend() method
  helloMessage: 'Hello from jsblocks MVC'

var Article = App.Model({
  content: App.Property({
    defaultValue: 'no content'

var Articles = App.Collection(Article, {
  // place your collection methods here

var Profile = App.Model({
  // observable property with required validation
  username: App.Property({
    required: true

  // observable property with email validation
  email: App.Property({
    email: true

App.View('SignUp', {
  articles: Articles([{
    content: 'first article'
  }, {
    content: 'second article'
  }, {
    // no article content so the defaultValue 'no content' will be applied

  profile: Profile()
<div data-query="view(SignUp)">
    <div data-query="with(profile)">
        <input placeholder="username" data-query="val(username)">
        <span data-query="visible(!username.valid()).html(username.errorMessage)"></span>
        <input placeholder="email" data-query="val(email)">
        <span data-query="visible(!email.valid()).html(email.errorMessage)"></span>
    <h3>Articles from other users</h3>
    <ul data-query="each(articles)">