Implementing Domain-Driven Design

eBook, 656 pages

English language

Published July 29, 2012

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Implementing Domain-Driven Design presents a top-down approach to understanding domain-driven design (DDD) in a way that fluently connects strategic patterns to fundamental tactical programming tools. Vaughn Vernon couples guided approaches to implementation with modern architectures, highlighting the importance and value of focusing on the business domain while balancing technical considerations.

Building on Eric Evans’ seminal book, Domain-Driven Design, the author presents practical DDD techniques through examples from familiar domains. Each principle is backed up by realistic Java examples–all applicable to C# developers–and all content is tied together by a single case study: the delivery of a large-scale Scrum-based SaaS system for a multitenant environment.

The author takes you far beyond “DDD-lite” approaches that embrace DDD solely as a technical toolset, and shows you how to fully leverage DDD’s “strategic design patterns” using Bounded Context, Context Maps, and the Ubiquitous Language. Using these techniques and examples, you can reduce time to …

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A lot of words for little meaning and still does not replace Evans' book

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As a big proponent of DDD, I'm really sorry to have to write this, but reading this book was the polar opposite experience to reading Eric Evans' "Domain-Driven Design".

Unfortunately, this book is bloated, extremely verbose and generally hard to read - in my opinion much harder than Evans' blue book.

It is not a good introduction to DDD, assuming at every step that you've read Evans' book, while at the same time quoting it often. The author seems to have filled the pages with repetitions, quotes and meandering technical explanations to the point where the subject of the chapter is often lost.

It uses some questionable patterns, such as Service Locator, wiring Spring beans using XML or using @Autowired instead of constructor injection, which makes it hard to recommend as a basis for anyone's project. It seems, also, to have skipped some important topics, such as how to deal …

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