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InfoQ Presentation: Eric Evans on DDD - Strategic Design

by Niclas Nilsson on Dec 04, 2007 |

Some design decisions have an impact on the trajectory of the whole project. Modeling is most needed in complex circumstances, yet the typical dynamics of large projects too often derail it or disconnect it from the real design. Conversely, modeling is best carried out by small, dynamic teams with a lot of autonomy, yet creating large systems requires coordination and project-spanning decisions. Managers and developers alike need to pay close attention to this intersection of design, project organization, and politics.

In this talk, Eric Evans introduces two broad principles for strategic design.

  • Context mapping addresses the fact that different groups model differently.
  • Core domain distills a shared vision of the system’s “core domain” and provides a systematic guide to when “good enough” is good enough versus when to push for excellence.

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Video not working. by Sandeep Khurana

For last 10 mins i just see 'Connecting' on video controls :-( .

Re: Video not working. by Diana Baciu

Hi Sandeep

This might be due to the internet connection, as now the video is working fine on both IE and Firefox.

Diana

San Fran presentation by jim weaver

Hi guys, this presentation is different than the one I attended in SF in November (maybe it's from an earlier conference?). Slides for the version I attended in SF are here:

qcon.infoq.com/sanfrancisco/presentation/Strate...

Will the video for this version be posted? Eric added some stuff that was very appropriate for where I work - want to show it to some coworkers.

Thanks by Magnus Salgo

Thanks for making this available. I have read Jimmys and Eric books think this way of getting the concept of DDD is excellent.

I like the way Eric is speaking about DDD but still would like to get more hands on examples...

Re: San Fran presentation by Wilkes Joiner

I think this is part 2 of the talk from JAOO.

Some people should be strapped into a chair and forced to watch this Clockwork Orange style ;-)

Video issues by Steve Macdonald

I've enountered repeatd video problems on this site. Why not just use YouTube? Anything would be better than the extreme frustration when the video dies 80% through a presentation.

Please put some effort into this. These problems really are unnaceptable in an IT site in 2007.

Re: Video issues by Floyd Marinescu

Hi Steve, indeed a minority of our viewers are experiencing a problem with our videos (some due to firewall and others due to who knows). But the good news is that we are indeed working on a youtube-like solution which should be live in early 08. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

Re: Video issues by Martin Breining

Floyd, any plans to also make these videos downloadable for offline viewing?
Thanks.

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