Presentation separation

In Worker, the presentation uses a variation of the MVP paradigm, and separation is done via component layer, i.e. views, models, and presenters all have their own package.

With additional screens and increasing complexity this will quickly become difficult to maintain. Also, it’s difficult to get a good overview of the code related to each screen.

Since I tend to think more of screens or modules rather than component, at least on a higher level, a screen based separation might both be easier to maintain and reason about. However, the individual screens should still be separated by component layer because it’ll ease the separation of concerns.

Within the presentation there are also base or global components. And, these should be separated by component layer.

One difference between these global components and the components related to a specific screen is their intended usage.

The global components should have minimum dependencies between them, aside from either composition or inheritance. This will allow the components to be separated by type, i.e. activities, fragments, widgets, etc. can be separated into different packages. This will allow for a better component overview.

The screen specific components on the other hand should allow for some dependencies within the boundaries of the component layer, e.g. an activity can share constants with the fragments without the need to expose them to the outside world. In other words, screen specific components should not be separated by type, within the component layer.

The basic structure for the presentation package should look something similar to this: