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The NASA Ames PAH IR Spectroscopic Database website follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural design pattern (with a few exceptions) and utilizing the FrontController design pattern. MVC is an architectural pattern commonly used in software engineering. Successful use of the pattern isolates business logic from user interface considerations, resulting in an application where it is easier to modify either the visual appearance of the application or the underlying business rules without affecting the other. In MVC, the model represents the information (the data) of the application; the view corresponds to elements of the user interface such as text, checkbox items, and so forth; and the controller manages the communication of data and the business rules used to manipulate the data to and from the model. To implement this MVC the technologies below, all free and open source software, have been used:

  1. LAMP
  2. Apache 2
  3. MySQL 5
  4. PHP 7
  5. XHTML
  6. CSS
  7. jQuery
  8. C++
  9. Libraries, etc.

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700 species present in version 2.00 of the theoretical database (Oct 29, 2013)