Domain-driven design (DDD) is an approach to develop software for complex needs by connecting the implementation to an evolving model.

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Resources for popular domain models [closed]

I have come across many situations where I had to build a system for a library or a clinic or other popular domains. The thing is a domain model for a library was probably done 1000 times already with ...
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DDD: Can immutable objects also be entities?

I've read countless posts on differences between Entities and Value objects and while I do think that at least conceptually I understand how the two differ, it appears that in some of these posts ...
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Unit Test Friendly Domain Driven Design

Many of the readings I've done on DDD, both in books and online, seem to represent code that, often times, is difficult or impossible to unit test. For example, there are numerous samples with static ...
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Command handlers and DDD

I have an ASP.NET MVC application, that uses a query service to get data and a command service to send commands. My question is about the command part. If a request comes in, the command service uses ...
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In domain driven design, how do I convert a database table with a primary key into a Value Object?

Lets suppose there's a database schema defined like this: Person.mail_address_key ----- Address.address_key Person.billing_address_key ----- Address.address_key A Person has a mailing address and a ...
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DDD / Layers and legacy systems

I have to refactor a complex C# app (many dialogs, mixed logic and so on). There is a part managing the communication with special hardware equipments (sending commands and receive data via ...
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Inject dependency as method parameter instead of constructor parameter

I'm using an ORM which doesn't allow me to inject dependencies in the constructor. Let's say I'm using DDD for the business logic, and the MVC pattern for the UI. Now one of my domain objects needs ...
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Duplication in parallel inheritance hierarchies

Using an OO language with static typing (like Java), what are good ways to represent the following model invariant without large amounts of duplication. I have two (actually multiple) flavours of the ...
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Should a domain expert make class diagrams?

The domain expert in our team uses UML class diagrams to model the domain model. As a result, the class diagrams are more of technical models rather than domain models (it serves of some sort of ...
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DDD - Aggregate Roots - Dealing with Efficiency and Concurrency

First off, I'll admit that I'm a newbie to DDD and need to read the "blue book". I'm building a system that has an AggregateRoot of type "Match". Each Match can have a collection of "Votes" and also ...
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In a team practicing Domain Driven Design, should the whole team participate in Stakeholder meetings?

In my experience, a Software Development Team that comprises: 1 Project Manager 1 Tech Lead 1 - 2 Senior Dev 2 - 3 Junior Dev (Fresh grad) Only the Tech Lead & PM (and/or Senor Dev/s) will ...
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Model relationships with DDD (or with sense)?

Here is a simplified requirement: User creates a Question with multiple Answers. Question must have at least one Answer. Clarification: think Question and Answer as in a test: there is one ...
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Unique Value Object vs Entity

Trying to convert some entities into value objects I am stuck in a case where what seems a value object must be unique within an aggregate. Suppose we have a Movie entity which makes the root of an ...
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Are Persistence-Ignorant objects able to implement lazy loading?

Persistence Ignorance is an application of single responsibility principle, which in practice means that Domain Objects (DO) shouldn't contain code related to persistence, instead they should only ...
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Should I use an aggregate root when designing my repository?

I have an entity that is called Master which is composed of a number of Slave entities. There can only be one Master in my database and I want to query repositories to get the Slave for a given id. ...
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Refactoring jQuery spaghetti code to use DDD [closed]

Most of my client side code ends up as a long script in one file the mostly looks like this: <script> function someFunction1(){/*...*/} function someFunction2(){/*...*/} ... var ...
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Good practices to implement mappers in a multi-tier application

When you are working with a multi-tier application very often you run into task of converting objects in one layer to objects in another layer. This could be converting database objects into domain ...
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“Implementing DDD” by Vernon: value object or not?

On page 382 of this book there is a passage talking about using value objects in aggregates, under the (entity) root. There is an example of Product that, besides other values, contains a ...
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To Repository Or Not To Repository

When I first learnt about Domain Driven Design, I was also introduced to the repository and unit of work patterns that once seemed to be top notch for the cool kids that threw SQL queries like ...
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How to model an address type in DDD?

I have an User entity that has a Set of Address where Address is a value object: class User{ ... private Set<Address> addresses; ... public setAddresses(Set<Address> ...
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Tools to support learning a new business domain [closed]

Suppose you just accepted a job, writing code in an industry sector that you've never worked in before. To be effective, you want to immerse yourself in the business domain - to understand the ...
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Data access for composable applications

I'm wondering if anyone can share their thoughts, experience and guidance on how to approach the data access layer for a composable application? By composable application, I mean an application with ...
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DDD and Value Objects. Are mutable Value Objects a good candidate for Non Aggr. Root Entity?

Here is a little problem Have an entity, with a value object. Not a problem. I replace a value object for a new one, then nhibernate inserts the new value and orphan the old one, then deletes it. Ok, ...
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Scrum, DDD, and front-end development in an enterprise environment

So, I've been working for a bank for the past 4 years. My main responsibility has been online banking. Over the past year, we've been implementing the scrum methodology. We've also changed to domain ...
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How to deal with queries that do not return full entities in Domain Driven Design?

In my application, I have a listing of information that is deducted from a query that combines information from several entities. In itself, a very common situation. Now, the corresponding repository ...
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Do we achieve 100% Persistence Ignorance solution if we're not using ORM's POCO objects to model the Domain?

Persistence ignorance is ability to retrieve/persist standard objects, where standard objects are considered as classes focused on particular business problem and thus don't contain any ...
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Is it Ok if Domain Object cross Service Boundary

Is it Ok if Domain Object cross Service-Boundary? Everyone recommend that only DTO should be returned by Services. I am creating simple CRUD application. Is it ok if my service methods return ...
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DDD – A rookie’s unanswered questions

I’ve decided to use DDD in one of my pet projects to find out what the fuss is about! Let me start off by saying that this (DDD) is the way software SHOULD be written, I’ve seen some strange patterns ...
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How to decide whether to implement an operation as Entity operation vs Service operation in Domain Driven Design?

I am reading Evans's Domain Driven Design. The book says that there are entity and there are services. If I were to implement an operation, how to decide whether I should add it as a method on an ...
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Should I be using separate 'domain' layer?

I have been reading a lot about domain layer and DDD. However I am still confused about it. To me they seem to be a fancy name for business classes however more modelled towards your application ...
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DDD, modularizing the application and domain layers without breaking the DIP

Quoting DDD theory: The application layer is thin in terms of domain logic - it merely coordinates the domain layer objects to perform the actual work. When it comes to modularization, and ...
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How should I include third-party models in my domain model?

I'm currently trying to design a little application using Domain Driven Design but I'm afraid I don't really get the concept yet. Let me try to explain this as clearly as possible. public interface ...
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How to define the seams between the domain layer and a database full of stored procedures?

We have a legacy database full of stored procedures. These stored procedures are somewhat CRUD-categorized but upon inspection of some procedures, they are not "simple" as they might update, delete, ...
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Architecting multi-model multi-DB ASP.NET MVC solution

I have an ASP.NET MVC 4 solution that I'm putting together, leveraging IoC and the repository pattern using Entity Framework 5. I have a new requirement to be able to pull data from a second database ...
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A design decision in composition or aggregation

I've recently had doubts about some design decisions that I frequently make, so this time I decided to take some time and try to analyze it to find the best solution. I will describe a simple scenario ...
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Justification for bidirectional relationship

I typically try and avoid bidirectional relationships at all costs. Recently I've been trying to follow a more domain centric design philosophy and I'm looking for advice in the best way to solve a ...
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Domain Objects with Interfaces

I'm in a situation where part of my system has a dependency on another module in the same system, but the modules themselves need to remain independently deployable, where the parts they depend on ...
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DDD: Domain Model Factory Design

I am trying to understand how and where to implement domain model factories. I have included my Company aggregate as a demo of how I have done it. I have included my design decisions at the end - I ...
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OOP, domain models, and the user

When developing domain models, I can see two major ways of thinking about the user: The first one assumes that a program is a kind of "simulation" of what happens in the real world, and the user is ...
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Ensuring transactional consistency with DDD

I am starting out with DDD and understand that aggregate roots are used to ensure transnational consistency. We should not modify multiple aggregates in one application service. I would like to know ...
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Keeping a domain model consistent with actual data

Recently domain driven design got my attention, and while thinking about how this approach could help us I came across the following problem. In DDD the common approach is to retrieve entities (or ...
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Use a custom value object or a Guid as an entity identifier in a distributed system?

tl;dr I've been told that in domain-driven design, an identifier for an entity could be a custom value object, i.e. something other than Guid, string, int, etc. Can this really be advisable in a ...
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DDD and filtering

I am developing an app in ddd maner. So I have a complex domain model. Suppose I have a Fare object and Airline. Each Airline should contain several or much more Fares. My UI should represent Model ...
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Distributed application using RabbitMQ

I am on my way to create an application with 4 bounded context using CQRS & event sourcing. In order to make these bounded context talk to each other I was planning on using Rabbit MQ. My ...
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DDD + POCO does this makes sense?

DDD promotes rich domain models with behavior in it, POCO naked objects without any objects in it. Is it possible to have them both combined? I have a Multi Layer Solution Core - has POCO ...
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What is the business cost of anemic domain model

I am looking to quantify the cost or problems of bad software development practices. Specifically can software that has been developed resulting in an anemic domain model be quantifiable in terms of ...
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Inheritance using non-abstract base class

This post is based on the question http://stackoverflow.com/questions/49002/prefer-composition-over-inheritance/11758048#comment15634305_11758048. Some people said - check whether there is “is-a” ...
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CQRS + Event Sourcing: (is it correct that) Commands are generally communicated point-to-point, while Domain Events are communicated through pub/sub?

Didn't know how to shorten that title. I'm basically trying to wrap my head around the concept of CQRS ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command-query_separation) and related concepts. Although CQRS ...
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Single Responsibility principle VS KISS principle

Let's assume the modeling of User model in a context of a social network. User concept is composed of two notions: Authentication elements like userName/Password/Email etc... Extra data information ...
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Should this code/logic be included in Business Objects class or a separate class?

I have created a small application which has a three tier architecture and I have business object classes to represent entities such as User, Orders, UserType etc. In these classes I have methods that ...