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InfoQ Book: Domain Driven Design Quickly

by Floyd Marinescu on Dec 11, 2006 |
The most complicated aspect of large software projects is not the implementation, it is the real world domain that the software serves. Domain Driven Design is a vision and approach for dealing with highly complex domains that is based on making the domain itself the main focus of the project, and maintaining a software model that reflects a deep understanding of the domain. The vision was brought to the world by Eric Evans in his book "Domain Driven Design". Eric's work was based on 20 years of widely accepted best practices in the object community, as well as Eric's own insights. 

Despite the importance of Domain Driven Design, not many people are aware of it, which is why InfoQ commissioned the writing of a 100 page mini-book: Domain Driven Design Quickly, and like all InfoQ books is available for free download as well as print-purchase.  The book is a short, quickly-readable summary and introduction to the fundamentals of DDD; it does not introduce any new concepts; it attempts to concisely summarize the essence of what DDD is, drawing mostly Eric Evans' 576 page book, as well other sources since published such as Jimmy Nilsson's Applying Domain Driven Design, and various DDD discussion forums.  Main topics in the book include:

 - Building Domain Knowledge
 - The Ubiquitous Language
 - Model Driven Design
 - Refactoring Toward Deeper Insight
 - Preserving Model Integrity

Please help Domain Driven Design become mainstream by letting people know about this book!

Although Eric's book came out in 2003, it seems that 2007 will the year Domain Driven Design becomes widely known.  Whereas little was being said about DDD last year, this year saw two new books on DDD publish (Jimmy Nilsson's and InfoQ's), there was a whole track on DDD at The Spring Experience, and revolution back to POJO development in the Java community is setting the stage for DDD to finally become a mainstream practice.

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Non printable ? by appu chan

I doubt.. :)

2007: The year of DDD? by Rod Johnson

Although Eric's book came out in 2003, it seems that 2007 will the year Domain Driven Design becomes widely known.

I agree: 2007 is likely to be a big year for DDD. Having just coming back from The Spring Experience conference, we had a lot of interest in the DDD track. Basically the ideas of DDD are timeless, and there is certainly growing understanding and interest.

Floyd, thanks for getting this material out there.

Re: Non printable ? by Wacław Adamczewski

I agree. Actually it IS printable :)

Re: Non printable ? by Floyd Marinescu

Actually it's not, that was a temporary mistake. While we want to make the information freely available for reading, one should buy the print book for ultimate convenience. Buying the book will then fund further mini-book and content efforts on InfoQ.

Re: 2007: The year of DDD? by johan andries

Eric Evans also gave two talks on DDD at Javapolis in Antwerp, Belgium, and I was pleasantly surprised by the public attention.

Re: Non printable ? by anjan bacchu

Who is the author of the mini book ?

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Who is the author? by o denni

I'll second that question; who is the author?

My impressions on what I've read so far: the first two chapters are surprisingly long-winded for a "Quickly" book and seem to preach to the choir, and there are a fair number of typos or missing words. Cut to chapter 3 if you want to get started "quickly".

Re: Who is the author? by Floyd Marinescu

Domain-Driven Design Quickly was produced by InfoQ.com, summarized primarily by Abel Avram and with Floyd Marinescu as managing editor. Special thanks to Eric Evans for his support and Vladimir Gitlevich and Dan Bergh Johnsson for their detailed reviews.

I can publish ? by ronildo braga

Hello, I would like to know if I could translate to portuguese the key parts from your book and publish it in a brazilian forum?

Re: Who is the author? by hank jmatt

Buying the book will then fund further mini-book and content efforts on InfoQ.

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