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Implementing Domain-Driven Design by Vaughn Vernon

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Chapter 3: Context Maps

Context Maps are a powerful tool to help a team understand their business domain, the boundaries between distinct models, and how they are currently, or can be, integrated. This technique is not limited to drawing a diagram of your system architecture. It’s about understanding the relationships between the various Bounded Contexts in an enterprise and the patterns used to map objects cleanly from one model to another. Use of this tool is important to succeeding with Bounded Contexts in a complex business enterprise. This chapter takes you through the process used by the project team as they applied Context Mapping to understand the problems they created with their first Bounded Context (Chapter 2). It then shows how the ...

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