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Implementing Domain-Driven Design by Vaughn Vernon

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Drawing Context Maps

A Context Map captures the existing terrain. First, you should map the present, not the imagined future. If the landscape will change as your current project progresses, you can update the Map at that time. First focus on the current situation so you can form an understanding of where you are and determine where to go next.

Creating a graphical Context Map need not be complicated. Your first option is always hand-drawn diagrams where whiteboards and dry-erase markers rule. The style used here is easily adapted as shown by [Brandolini]. If you decide to use a tool to capture the drawing, be sure to keep it informal.

Referring back to Figure 3.1, the Bounded Context names are just placeholders, as are the integration relationships. ...

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