A domain model is composed of the objects, behavior, relationships, and attributes that make up the industry that is the focus of development.

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Data/Object Design Problem

Goal: I'm trying to figure out the best way to model/design and then implement a "user" feature in a system. Background: I am designing an on-line access request system, so our company can use a ...
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modelling a restaurant availability search

I am looking into finding an efficient way which can scale up to thousands of restaurants, for doing a reservation search. Ideally, it would be efficient to answer queries like find a restaurant ...
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Domain Models (PHP)

I have been programming in PHP for several years and have, in the past, adopted methods of my own to handle data within my applications. I have built my own MVC, in the past, and have a reasonable ...
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Anemic Domain Model, Business Logic and DataMapper (PHP)

I've implemented a rudimentary ORM layer based on DataMapper (I don't want to use a full blown ORM like Propel/Doctrine - for anything beyond simple fetch/save ops I prefer to access the data directly ...
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Should I use inheritance to differentiate objects even if they have the same fields?

Consider this simple class that models a real world mobile device: /// <summary> /// Model that represents a device. /// </summary> public class Device { public DateTime ...
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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 ids be mapped to the implementation type

This is a question of model design, and hopefully some architecture nerds have strong opinions on this. I've been developing one that I will post in an answer. Typically, in every codebase I've ever ...
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Should data models know where / how they're stored?

I have some classes that represent, for the most part, data that's deserialized from XML. They also have some behavior in them, because I don't want to suffer from an anemic domain model. These domain ...
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How to deal with data on the model specific to the technology being used?

There are some cases where some of the data on a class of the domain model of an application seems to be dependent on the technology being used. One example of this is the following: suppose we are ...
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TDD: How to test domain model

When practicing TDD, how do you test a domain model? If you don't test, how do you account for code coverage? We want to have 100% coverage (or as much as possible), but despite hours of training ...
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Domain Modeling - Offerings vs. Usages

I have a question about an issue I always seem to run into when building a domain model. The issue comes up whenever a domain object is used in what I am calling an "offering" scenario and in a ...
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“Cross-cutting” domain in DDD

I've recently started studying Domain Driven Design and so far it looks like it will help tremendously with my team's current project. I'm running into a bit of a problem though actually determining ...
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Rich domain model and container services

I have a long experience in programming Java EE projects, but as I noticed most of the job I have done was with Transaction Script (anti)pattern. So I want to learn using a rich domain model, but ...
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Authenticate in the Services? Or in an Endpoint that exposes the Services?

When I'm in charge, I typically model services separate from endpoints. For example: Company.Project.Domain.dll has all of the logic required to complete the services for that domain. In order to ...
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Design ideas - validation based on conditions outside of the domain

I am facing a very interesting problem here, and I'd like to see some design ideas from domain driven design perspective. To make it easier to express what I need I have following hypothetical ...
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Should POCO domain classes contain collections?

The question title is not good, but I couldn't think of a way to word it better. I am used to develop using POCO classes in my projects, that is, domain objects contain absolutely no logic, only ...
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Way to allow inspection of java data model after exporting to file

I've refactored a program to remove its dependency on an sql database by storing all the state in a memory model. However the manager liked the ability to easily inspect the domain state just by ...
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Should I use structure from a core library graphic toolkit in my domain?

In java (and many other programming language), there are often structure to deal with graphic element : Colour, Shape, etc. Those are most often in a UI toolkit and thus have a relatively strong ...
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Should the domain model include all the domain entities in my project?

I have currently reading Grails and I love it. In order to get hands on experience with Grails I decided to create a web application for some Management System. Ya as you can guess there are plenty of ...
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DDD and edit of Aggregate's descendants

In a DDD approach, suppose I have an Order (this is my aggregate root) and a Line (a descendant of an Order). In both objects I have private setter for properties and a builder that handle creations ...
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Handling “unspecified” values in software

So I'm working on a software product where we have a number of fields that the customer can leave blank, some of which are numeric. To persist these in the database we use nullable columns. Easy ...
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Choosing an ubiquitous language across different bounded contexts

If my domain has several Bounded Contexts, but only ONE team will work on all contexts, should I develop an Ubiquitous language for each context? or should I have only one and force to into all ...
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How do you map members and their responsibilities to an organization? [closed]

I'm working on a Django project that tracks arts-related activities, and I'm stuck on the human-resources part of things. (code below) I have a class Ensemble that subclasses Organization. ...
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Domain/Model objects attributes good practices

Simple question: Should model/domain objects only include attributes that are meant to be persisted in a database or serialized to any other specific format? My understanding of a domain/model object ...
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Rails: get data about a model collection, with new model or method?

I have a model Product with attributes sales and views. I need to get sales/views count of all the products. Is more correct to implement this as a method and have a call like Product.all.sales or ...
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Web application / Domain model integration using JSON capable DTOs

I'm a bit confused about architectural choices for the web-applications/java/python world. For c/c++ world the available (open source) choices to implement web applications is pretty limited to zero, ...
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NHibernate and complex domain model against a legacy database

I'm trying to refactor (actually, rewrite) an application which currently uses only stored procedures to access the database (hundreds of SPs). My goal is to use Nhibernate and follow a good design as ...
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When a class represents a property that might be invalid, how should the validation be done?

I have a Product class which has among others an attribute Ean13 that encapsulates an EAN13 code. Here is a prototype of the Product class: @Entity @Table(name = "tb_produtos") public class Product ...
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Implementing an anti-corruption layer with domain logic

I'm building an application that compiles a single PDF document from multiple source PDF documents as follows: it takes the first page of each source document, stamps certain information on top of ...
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Does an in-code enumeration provide a stronger domain model than a static table?

Does an in-code enumeration provide a stronger domain model than a static database table? As an example, say I have an Marble entity, with a Color attribute. The color attribute has a finite set of ...
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Cascading deletes from an aggregate root through out the entire aggregate doesn't make sense

Based on the same example for this question. Within the Pro ASP.Net MVC 4 by Adam Freeman, there is a discussion on aggregates and aggregate roots with a simple auction system. There are members who ...
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DDD - Business rule that depends on a service

I got confused about if a domain is required to access an external service in some state of it's life cycle. The business rule is this : If an Employee is accepting a JobSeeker's JobApplication, ...
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What to do when hydrating whole domain model is unnecessary for concrete operation?

If some model can only exist if set of values are passed to it and validation on them are performed, then how to load such a model if only one of those values is needed for some action? It seems a ...
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DDD using an ORM and a Active Directory Server for Persistence

With Domain Driven Design one would model out the domain. One would then use an ORM of some sort to take care of the persistence. Say you have a Product entity which has a Name, SKU and an Owner. This ...
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Help Improve DB model/strategy, for use in refactoring SQL-ridden legacy code

Question: Which design pattern do I use to help me refactor legacy SQL code into separate classes? Goal Bring in concepts of data separation and database separation and also latest modern ...
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Domain models with properties not always set

I don't know if to have domain models with properties that not always are set, it's a some kind of code smell or design error. I put an example: I have an app that lets read internet magazines using ...
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Domain-specific Interfaces

Are there any real benefits of using interfaces over abstract classes in a domain model? Does anyone have any experience using interfaces in a domain model in a real project? From a technical ...
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How do you handle domain logic that spans multiple model objects in an ORM?

So I know that business logic should be placed in the model. But using an ORM it is not as clear where I should place code that handles multiple objects. E.g. let's say we have a Customer model which ...
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Why aren't Entities allowed to reference other entities inside an aggregate except the root?

I have read in several places this following rule concerning Aggregates: Entities in one aggregate can hold references to any other Aggregate Root, but never to an Entity or Value Object inside ...
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DDD Model Design and Repository Persistence Performance Considerations

So I have been reading about DDD for some time and trying to figure out the best approach on several issues. I tend to agree that I should design my model in a persistent agnostic manner. And that ...
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How can I create a model to efficiently answer the question of - where to place my db-interaction code I am about to write?

I am seeking the right model for storing and retrieving data, when working with any specific class, while keeping in mind the bigger picture. Details: I have some SQL code in (one) of my classes and ...
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DB modeling for staffing demand and supply

TL;DR - I'm looking for guidance with my database design. I am concerned that my existing design is inefficient and won't be able to handle large numbers of employees. This is going to be long, so ...
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Domain model for a notification system

I'm trying to build a modular notification service in a ASP.NET MVC web application. The application generates notifications and the service is responsible for delivering the notifications to the ...
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In MV* pattern where does non-business model goes?

I am passing Menu items to View from ViewModel. My menu definition is a model with properties title, image, hasChildren and isEnabled. But this model is meant for UI unlike business domain models like ...
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Sample domain model for online store

We are a group of 4 software development students currently studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Currently, we are tasked with developing a web application that functions as a ...
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Are factors such as Intellisense support and strong typing enough to justify the use of an 'Anaemic Domain Model'?

It's easy to accept that objects should be used in all layers except a layer nominated as a data layer. However, it's just as easy to end-up with an 'anaemic domain model' that is just an object ...
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Modular Database Structures

I have been examining the code base we use in work and I am worried about the size the packages have grown to. The actual code is modular, procedures have been broken down into small functional (and ...
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Domain security involving domain logic

Together with my application's domain logic I am trying to outline the security model. I am stuck with a requirement that prevents me from considering security just a cross-cutting concern over my ...
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How to isolate a massive and changeable web service [duplicate]

I am trying to come up with a way to wrap a very large web service that changes very frequently. There are 400+ types and each type has 20 to 300 attributes. The service is a SalesForce.com ...
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Domain model associations that do not required the behaviour of the associated object. How to model?

I've been struggling with this question for a while. I'm specifically thinking within the object orientated domain model. Let's say I have two entities. A supplier and a customer. There is a ...