About the Book
In 2014, after two years of reading about and working with Domain-Driven Design, Carlos and Christian, friends and workmates, traveled to Berlin to participate in Vaughn Vernon's Implementing Domain-Driven Design Workshop. The training was fantastic, and all the concepts that were swirling around in their minds prior to the trip suddenly became very real. However, they were almost no PHP developers in a room full of Java and .NET developers.
Around the same time, Keyvan co-founded Funddy, a crowdfunding platform for the masses built on top of the concepts and building blocks of Domain-Driven Design. Domain-Driven Design proved itself effective in the exploratory process and modeling of building an early-stage startup like Funddy. It also helped handle the complexity of the company, with its constantly changing environment and requirements. And after connecting with Carlos and Christian and discussing the book, Keyvan proudly signed on as the third writer.
Domain-Driven Design has arrived to the PHP community with lots of talk but no real code detailing how to implement Tactical DDD patterns or how to integrate Bounded Contexts with REST and/or messaging strategies. Without being in a Training session and no PHP real examples, learning DDD can be challenging.
Together, we've written the book we wanted to have when we started with Domain-Driven Design. It's full of examples, production-ready code, shortcuts, and our recommendations based on our experiences of what worked and what didn't for our respective teams. We arrived at Domain-Driven Design via its building blocks — Tactical Patterns — which is why this book is mainly about them. Reading it will help you learn them, write them, and implement them. You'll also discover how to integrate Bounded Contexts using synchronous and asynchronous approaches, which will open your world to strategic design — though the latter is a road you'll have to discover on your own.
About the Authors
I am an Extreme Programmer (XP) and DevOps with more than 20 years of experience in developing Web and Mobile Applications. For the last ten years, I have played various leading roles such as Tech Lead, VP of Engineering and CTO. I have mentored engineering and product teams up to 150 members in multiple different markets such as E-commerce, E-Learning, Payment Processing, Classifieds, and Recruiting Market.
As an employee and consultant, I have contributed to the success of start-ups and well-established brands. Some examples are SEAT, XING, Atrápalo, PCComponentes, Emagister, eBay, Lowpost, Vendo, Riplife, Universitat International de Catalunya (UIC), and many more.
I am the happy creator of Ansistrano, the most starred Ansible Galaxy role. I am also the author of the book Domain-Driven Design in PHP. I am also a conference speaker, and since 2016, I have a video blog about Development Best Practices called Rigor Talks. I organized the DevOps Barcelona Conference and the PHP Barcelona Conference.
My main areas of expertise are the Agile Team Management (Scrum and Kanban), Best Development Practices (Extreme Programming, Domain-Driven Design, and Microservice Architectures) and Digital Transformation (Agile, XP, and DevOps).
Christian is an Extreme Programmer and has over 15 years of experience helping tech companies succeed from a broad variety of roles, from Software Engineer to CTO. He has helped companies such as a Privalia, Emagister, Atrápalo, Enalquiler, PlanetaHuerto, PcComponentes or Opositatest. He is the author of the book Domain-Driven Design in PHP as well as a conference co-organizer of DevOps Barcelona Conference and PHP Barcelona Conference
Keyvan is an Engineering Leader and programmer with more than 15 years of experience crafting products customers love and helping teams succeed. He understands technology as a medium for providing value, not the end itself. He has a passion for Distributed Systems, Software fundamentals, SOLID principles, Clean Code, Design Patterns, Domain-Driven Design and Testing; as well as being a sporadic Functional Programmer. For the last 7 years he has also focused on growing teams in high scaleup product companies, advocating for customer-centric product development, Extreme Programming, DevOps, Lean and Kanban.
He has worked on countless projects as a freelancer, on video streaming at Youzee, tradesman marketplace at MyBuilder, in addition to founding his own crowdfunding startup Funddy, and leading FinTech teams at TransferWise. Currently he is leading engineering in the ride-hailing space as Head of Engineering at Cabify.