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Implementing Domain-Driven Design by Vaughn Vernon

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Chapter 3. Context Maps

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Context Map of a project can be expressed in two ways. The easier way is to draw a simple diagram that shows the mappings between two or more existing Bounded Contexts (2). Understand, however, that you are just drawing a simple diagram of what already exists. The drawing illustrates how the actual software Bounded Contexts in the solution space are related to one another through integration. This means that the more detailed way to express Context ...

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