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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

Entities, Value Objects, and Aggregates

In the previous chapter, we learned about some of the core concepts of domain-driven design. In this chapter, we will build upon that foundational knowledge to learn more patterns and concepts, which will help you on your journey to mastering DDD. We will start by looking at entities and value objects. This is where we will write most of the business logic for our domain-driven application.

We will finish by looking at aggregates, which are useful when we need to cluster domain objects together and treat them as a single item.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What is an entity, and how should I use it?
  • What are some common pitfalls when designing entities, and how can I avoid them?
  • What is a value object, and how should I use it?
  • What is the aggregate pattern, and how should I use it?
  • How do I discover aggregates?

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to identify some common pitfalls...