If you’re a software developer or architect who wants to play a more influential role in ensuring your software systems are optimised to support business goals, then you need to learn about the benefits and techniques of strategic domain-driven design.
Many people think that DDD is about software design patterns, but that’s only a small part, and the least important part of DDD. In fact, Eric Evans wishes he’d focused more on the strategic aspects of DDD in his famous book (Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software) and pushed the tactical coding patterns to the back!
Strategic domain-driven design is about truly understanding the business domain. It involves collaboratively modelling business processes using advanced modelling techniques, like Event Storming and Domain Storytelling, with domain experts on an ongoing basis.
One of the core outcomes of strategic DDD is identifying cohesive modules, known as bounded contexts. Bounded contexts help you to create a maintainable, comprehensible codebase by isolating dependencies and delineating concepts that reference different classes of business value.
In this talk, you’ll see many of the most effective bounded context design heuristics, recurring patterns in the wild, and you’ll learn how to facilitate those vital modelling sessions so you can lead the adoption of strategic DDD in your organisation.