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InfoQ Presentation: Eric Evans on DDD - Strategic Design

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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.

Watch the 50-minute InfoQ exclusive presentation - Eric Evans on DDD - Strategic Design.

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  • Video not working.

    by Sandeep Khurana /

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

  • Re: Video not working.

    by Diana Baciu /

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    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 /

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    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 /

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    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 /

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    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 /

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    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 /

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    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 /

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

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