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About the Book
Strategic Domain-Driven Design is about communication and collaboration. But once you have strategized, communicated, and collaborated, where do you put the code you write? That’s where this book fits.
I’m taking a “code first” approach and here’s why. There’s been a strong tendency for developers to jump straight to the “tactical” patterns of Domain-Driven Design because they’re concrete and relatively straightforward to implement. The abstract concepts such as “Bounded Context” are much less obvious.
Strategic Domain-Driven Design tells us that our code should fit inside one or more Bounded Contexts. But what is a Bounded Context, and where should we draw the boundary?
The answer is, “it depends on the situation”, which is not terribly helpful when we need to actually start implementing a feature. The problem, literally, is in figuring out where to start.
Here is where to start.
About the Author
Edward Barnard has experienced two consecutive 20-year careers in software development. He soldered together his first computer from a handful of resistors, diodes, switches, and lights in 1968 at age 10. He taught himself FORTRAN IV two years later. High school brought BASIC. College introduced ALGOL, assembly language, and Pascal.
His first career was operating system development amongst the wizards of Cray Research. Ed's second 20-year career has been web software development for countless clients, companies, and projects. He enjoys sharing what he's learned along the way through magazine articles, books, and speaking at conferences. He and wife Susan get outdoors when they can to camp the Minnesota winter with no mosquitoes.