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Domain-Driven Design with Java - A Practitioner’s Guide

By : Premanand Chandrasekaran, Karthik Krishnan
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Domain-Driven Design with Java - A Practitioner’s Guide

By: Premanand Chandrasekaran, Karthik Krishnan

Overview of this book

Domain-Driven Design (DDD) makes available a set of techniques and patterns that enable domain experts, architects, and developers to work together to decompose complex business problems into a set of well-factored, collaborating, and loosely coupled subsystems. This practical guide will help you as a developer and architect to put your knowledge to work in order to create elegant software designs that are enjoyable to work with and easy to reason about. You'll begin with an introduction to the concepts of domain-driven design and discover various ways to apply them in real-world scenarios. You'll also appreciate how DDD is extremely relevant when creating cloud native solutions that employ modern techniques such as event-driven microservices and fine-grained architectures. As you advance through the chapters, you'll get acquainted with core DDD’s strategic design concepts such as the ubiquitous language, context maps, bounded contexts, and tactical design elements like aggregates and domain models and events. You'll understand how to apply modern, lightweight modeling techniques such as business value canvas, Wardley mapping, domain storytelling, and event storming, while also learning how to test-drive the system to create solutions that exhibit high degrees of internal quality. By the end of this software design book, you'll be able to architect, design, and implement robust, resilient, and performant distributed software solutions.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: Foundations
Part 2: Real-World DDD
Part 3: Evolution Patterns

Decomposing the frontend

Thus far, we have focused on decomposing and distributing the backend components while keeping the frontend untouched as part of the existing monolithic system. It is worth considering breaking down the frontend to align it more closely along functional boundaries. Patterns such as micro-frontends (, extend the concepts of microservices to the frontend. Micro-frontends promote team structures to support end-to-end ownership of a set of features. It is conceivable that a cross-functional, polyglot team owns both the experience (frontend) and the business logic (backend) functions, eliminating communication overheads drastically (along the lines of the vertical slice architecture conversation, as discussed in Chapter 2, Where and How Does DDD Fit?). Even if such a team organization where the frontend and backend are one team is not feasible in your current ecosystem, this approach...