Domain-Driven Design Distilled

Video description

4 Hours of Video Instruction

Domain-Driven Design (DDD) software modeling delivers powerful results in practice, not just in theory, which is why developers worldwide are rapidly moving to adopt it.

Domain-Driven Design Distilled LiveLessons video training, based on the bestselling book Domain-Driven Design Distilled, covers the basics of DDD including: what it is, what problems it solves, how it works, and how to quickly gain value from it. This training focuses on what you need to know about DDD to get results.

Vaughn Vernon draws on several years of experience applying DDD to real-world situations. He is uniquely well-qualified to demystify its complexities, illuminate its subtleties, and help you solve the problems you might encounter.

Vernon guides you through each core DDD technique for building better software. You’ll learn how to segregate domain models using the powerful Bounded Contexts pattern, to develop a Ubiquitous Language within an explicitly bounded context, and to help domain experts and developers work together to create that language. Vernon shows how to use Subdomains to handle legacy systems and to integrate multiple Bounded Contexts to define both team relationships and technical mechanisms.

Related Books:

Domain Driven Design Distilled

Implementing Domain Driven Design

About the Instructor

Vaughn Vernon is a software developer and architect with more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of business domains. He consults and teaches around Domain-Driven Design and reactive software development, helping teams and organizations realize the potential of business-driven and reactive systems as they transition from technology-driven legacy web implementation approaches. As he does so, he puts strong emphasis on embracing simplicity whenever possible. Vaughn has taught his 3-day Implementing Domain-Driven Design Workshop around the globe to hundreds of software developers. Some of his early exposure to domain modeling, the foundation of domain-driven design, came since 1991 with the use of the Smalltalk programming language. He has continually practiced the tenets of domain modeling since then, and was naturally drawn to Eric Evans’ work on DDD. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at many conferences. He is the founder and principal consultant and trainer at for {comprehension}, a Colorado-based business solutions provider. Vaughn is the author of Implementing Domain Driven Design (Addison-Wesley, 2013), Domain Driven Design Distilled (Addison-Wesley, 2016) and Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model: Applications and Integration in Scala and Akka (Addison-Wesley, 2015).

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • What DDD can do for you and your organization‚Äîand why it’s so important
  • The cornerstones of strategic design with DDD: Bounded Contexts and Ubiquitous Language
  • Strategic design with Subdomains
  • Context Mapping: helping teams work together and integrate software more strategically
  • Tactical design with Aggregates and Domain Events
  • Using project acceleration and management tools to establish and maintain team cadence

Who Should Take This Course

  • Domain-Driven Design Distilled LiveLessons brings DDD to life. Whether you’re a developer, architect, analyst, consultant, or customer, Vernon helps you truly understand it so you can benefit from its remarkable power.

Course Requirements

  • A practical understanding and use of a programming language, preferably an object-oriented language such as Java, C#, Scala, Ruby, Python, etc., or a functional programming language such as Scala, F#, or Haskell.
  • A desire to learn how to work closely with domain experts to gain in-depth knowledge into how the business works and its core drivers, and a determination to reject technology-only solutions.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Domain-Driven Design Distilled: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: DDD for Me
    1. Topics
    2. Introduction
    3. 1.1 Will DDD Hurt?
    4. 1.2 Good, Bad, and Effective Design
    5. 1.3 Strategic Design
    6. 1.4 Tactical Design
    7. 1.5 The Learning Process and Refining Knowledge
    8. 1.6 Let's Get Started!
  3. Lesson 2: Strategic Design with Bounded Contexts and the Ubiquitous Language
    1. Topics
    2. Introduction
    3. 2.1 Domain Experts and Business Drivers
    4. 2.2 Case Study
    5. 2.3 Fundamental Strategic Design Needed
    6. 2.4 Challenge and Unify
    7. 2.5 Developing a Ubiquitous Language
    8. 2.6 Architecture
    9. Summary
  4. Lesson 3: Strategic Design with Subdomains
    1. Topics
    2. Introduction
    3. 3.1 What Is a Subdomain?
    4. 3.2 Types of Subdomains
    5. 3.3 Dealing with Complexity
    6. Summary
  5. Lesson 4: Strategic Design with Context Mapping
    1. Topics
    2. Introduction
    3. 4.1 Kinds of Mappings
    4. 4.2 Partnership
    5. 4.3 Shared Kernel
    6. 4.4 Customer-Supplier
    7. 4.5 Conformist
    8. 4.6 Anti-corruption Layer
    9. 4.7 Open Host Service
    10. 4.8 Published Language
    11. 4.9 Separate Ways
    12. 4.10 Big Ball of Mud
    13. 4.11 Making Good Use of Context Mapping
    14. 4.12 RPC with SOAP
    15. 4.13 RESTful HTTP
    16. 4.14 Messaging
    17. 4.15 An Example in Context Mapping
    18. Summary
  6. Lesson 5: Tactical Design with Aggregates
    1. Topics
    2. 5.0 Introduction
    3. 5.1 Why Used
    4. 5.2 Aggregate Rules of Thumb
    5. 5.3 Modeling Aggregates
    6. 5.4 Choose Your Abstractions Carefully
    7. 5.5 Right-Sizing Aggregates
    8. 5.6 Testable Units
    9. Summary
  7. Lesson 6: Tactical Design with Domain Events
    1. Topics
    2. 6.0 Introduction
    3. 6.1 Designing, Implementing, and Using Domain Events
    4. 6.2 Event Sourcing
    5. Summary
  8. Lesson 7: Acceleration and Management Tools
    1. Topics
    2. 7.0 Introduction
    3. 7.1 Event Storming
    4. 7.2 Managing DDD on an Agile Project
    5. 7.3 First Things First
    6. 7.4 Modeling Spikes and Modeling Debt
    7. 7.5 Identifying Tasks and Estimating Effort
    8. 7.6 Timeboxed Modeling
    9. Summary
  9. Summary
    1. Domain-Driven Design Distilled: Summary

Product information

  • Title: Domain-Driven Design Distilled
  • Author(s): Vaughn Vernon
  • Release date: March 2017
  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0134593448