As Quirijn already announced eloquently in his post on ViewModels in DD4T 2.0, the idea of making it easier to build a Tridion driven website for developers by introducing the ability to use simple model classes in your MVC application serving Tridion data, is one of the biggest improvements in the DD4T framework. With the public coming-out-of-beta release of DD4T 2.0 for Java, ViewModel functionality has also been fully integrated in the Java version of the framework. This series of posts focus on how ViewModels work in DD4T 2.0 for Java.
One of the most useful novelties in DD4T 2.0 are the ViewModels. A ViewModel is a simple class, normally consisting only of properties, which is handed over to a view for rendering.
In this small series – published daily until Christmas – I will explain what view models are, how you create them and how you can use them.