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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

Distributed system patterns

Distributed systems can get complex quickly. Over the years, many patterns have emerged to help us manage and thrive in this complexity. We will explore some of them next.


Those who know a little about CQRS might be surprised that one of the first mentions of it in a book about DDD is in the distributed system section. Let’s dig into what it is, and then we can revisit this point.

In traditional systems and the monolithic system we built in Chapter 5, Applying DDD to a Monolithic Application, we use the same data model and repository to create and read a database from our database. This can work well in a lot of use cases, but as systems develop complexity, it can be hard to manage all the queries and mapping between the data and service layer. Furthermore, systems often have different requirements for reading and writing. For example, a system for capturing analytics might write a lot more than it is read. It could make sense to treat...