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Domain-Driven Design with Golang

By : Matthew Boyle
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Book Image

Domain-Driven Design with Golang

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By: Matthew Boyle

Overview of this book

Domain-driven design (DDD) is one of the most sought-after skills in the industry. This book provides you with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples that will see you introducing DDD in your Go projects in no time. Domain-Driven Design with Golang starts by helping you gain a basic understanding of DDD, and then covers all the important patterns, such as bounded context, ubiquitous language, and aggregates. The latter half of the book deals with the real-world implementation of DDD patterns and teaches you how to build two systems while applying DDD principles, which will be a valuable addition to your portfolio. Finally, you’ll find out how to build a microservice, along with learning how DDD-based microservices can be part of a greater distributed system. Although the focus of this book is Golang, by the end of this book you’ll be able to confidently use DDD patterns outside of Go and apply them to other languages and even distributed systems.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Domain-Driven Design
Part 2: Real -World Domain-Driven Design with Golang


BDD is an extension of TDD that aims to enable deeper collaboration between engineers, domain experts, and quality assurance engineers (if your company employs them). A diagram of how this works with TDD is shown here.

Figure 8.6 – BDD as an extension of TDD

The goal of BDD is to provide a higher level of abstraction from code through a domain-specific language (often referred to as a DSL) that can become executable tests. Two popular frameworks for writing BDD tests is the use of Gherkin ( and Cucumber (

Gherkin defines a set of keywords and a language specification. Cucumber reads this text and validates that the software works as expected. For example, the following is a valid Cucumber test:

Feature: checkout Integration
Scenario: Successfully Capture a payment
Given I am a customer
When I purchase a cookie for 50 cents.
Then my card should be charged 50 cents and an e-mail...