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Creating models

We know we are using databases a lot in web applications, so models are the usual way to handle these kind of jobs. There is no demo on models in our bee new project, but there are demos on implementing and using models in bee api projects.

Basically, if your application is simple enough, the Controller can handle everything. However, if there is some reusable logic we can factor it out into a module. The Model is the result of such logic extraction. Usually the model will be handling some data reading and writing. Here is an example:

package models

import (

var (
    NotPV []string = []string{"css", "js", "class", "gif", "jpg", "jpeg", "png", "bmp", "ico", "rss", "xml", "swf"}

const big = 0xFFFFFF

func LogPV(urls string) bool {
    ext := filepath.Ext(urls)
    if ext == "" {
        return true
    for _, v := range NotPV {
        if v == strings.ToLower(ext) {
            return false
    return true

So if your application is simple enough then you may not need models at all. But when your application gets bigger and you want more reusable code and need logic separation you must use models. Please see MVC Models for the specific case of database models and Beego’s ORM framework. In the next section we will now talk about how to write views.

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