Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

by Eric Evans
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Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software by Eric Evans

Domain-Driven Design fills that need. This is not a book about specific technologies. It offers readers a systematic approach to domain-driven design, presenting an extensive set of design best practices, experience-based techniques, and fundamental principles that facilitate the development of software projects facing complex domains. Intertwining design and development practice, this book incorporates numerous examples based on actual projects to illustrate the application of domain-driven design to real-world software development.

 

Readers learn how to use a domain model to make a complex development effort more focused and dynamic. A core of best practices and standard patterns provides a common language for the development team. A shift in emphasis–refactoring not just the code but the model underlying the code–in combination with the frequent iterations of Agile development leads to deeper insight into domains and enhanced communication between domain expert and programmer. Domain-Driven Design then builds on this foundation, and addresses modeling and design for complex systems and larger organizations.Specific topics covered include:

 

With this book in hand, object-oriented developers, system analysts, and designers will have the guidance they need to organize and focus their work, create rich and useful domain models, and leverage those models into quality, long-lasting software implementations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132181273
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/22/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 434,989
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Eric Evans is the founder of Domain Language, a consulting group dedicated to helping companies build evolving software deeply connected to their businesses. Since the 1980s, Eric has worked as a designer and programmer on large object-oriented systems in several complex business and technical domains. He has also trained and coached development teams in Extreme Programming.

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If you have even been involved in a software project (a) as a developer and did not know what the end product is going to be used for or how it will be used or (b) as an architect who spent countless hours with your stakeholders and domain experts trying to figure out how to go about architecting your application, then you should read this book. Read it again after you have read it for the first time. This book is packed with pointers, information, tips, how-tos, ¿down to earth¿ practical samples, and even conversational examples that one could have while gathering requirements. Evans in his book fills a wide gap that we all tend to come across while designing software applications. There are many software engineering processes out there, and each one tries to tackle the complexities of designing software applications for a given domain in its own way. Evans recognizes the tools and the processes that are popular in the industry, UML, Agile, and focuses on some aspects of the software engineering process that we tend to miss. He starts the book by talking about the importance of creating and having a Ubiquitous Language. There is a similar concept in the RUP, but not emphasizes as much ¿ or at all. Evans goes into a great detail on why, from the inception of a project, it is important to have a common language and gives many pointers on what makes up the Ubiquitous Language for each project: ¿Use the model as the backbone of a language. Commit the team to exercising that language relentlessly within the team and the in the code. Use the same language in diagrams, writing, and especially speech.¿ Parts II-IV of the book put domain-driven design in perspective, and show the reader thru examples and patterns, architectural patterns, design patterns and process patterns, the importance of having a consistent model that maps to the domain and how to go about achieving such model. In an essence, ¿Model-Driven Design discards the dichotomy of analysis model and design to search out a single model that serves both purposes¿. In summary, Evans did a great job in writing this book, and filling it with useful ways of designing and architecting software applications that target a domain, which in most cases we do not know much about.
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