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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

Chapter 6: Implementing the User Interface – Task-Based

To accomplish a difficult task, one must first make it easy.

– Marty Rubin

The essence of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) is about capturing the business process and user intent. In the previous chapter, we designed a set of APIs without paying much attention to how those APIs would get consumed by their eventual users. In this chapter, we will design the GUI for the LC application using the JavaFX framework. As part of that, we will examine how this approach of designing APIs in isolation can cause an impedance mismatch between the producers and the consumers. We will examine the consequences of this impedance mismatch and how task-based UIs can help cope with this mismatch.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • API styles
  • Bootstrapping the UI
  • Implementing the UI

By the end of the chapter, you will know how to employ DDD principles to help you build robust user experiences...