We continue our Domain Driven Design conversation this week as Allen is indecisive, Michael decides for him, and Joe can’t handle the night life.
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This week we want to know: What is your headphone style of choice while coding?
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- Allen can’t decide which laptop to buy. So he bought both.
- Microsoft has the largest Git repo on the planet.
- Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single Repository. (watch via YouTube, read the article at ACM)
- Should we have a National Code Forgiveness Day?
- Kinda like https://emaildebtforgiveness.me/, but for code.
- Quick and Dirty.
- Should you do it?
- Is it wrong?
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The Domain in Domain Driven Design
- Try not to use anemic domain models, which focus on state rather than behavior
- Do use rich domain models – these focus on behavior, not just the state
- Should represent concepts of the business
- Should contain information about the business situation
- Contains business rules
- Technical details of storing these things are delegated to the infrasturcture layer….NOT HERE
- Behaviors are king – “what can you DO” – not what attributes are saved
- An object that’s not just a bundle of values – must live on – has an identity and are mutable
- Associating entities – if you can get by with single direction associations, you will GREATLY simplify your life
- Start with single way associations
- Shouldn’t have an equals operator?
- Measure, quantify or describe a thing in the domain
- It’s identity is the composition of it’s values – does not carry an identity field
- Compared using a combination of all its values
- Can’t have side effects
- Money is a great value object. 100,000 means nothing without a unit – prime candidate for a value object
- You should strive to use value objects wherever possible rather than entities
- A time range, as described in the Pluralsight course is a great example as well – a start and an end date – and those may have additional methods
- Important operations that don’t belong to a particular Entity or Value Object
- Have interfaces defined in terms of other domain model elements
- Stateless (but may have side effects)
- Exist in the core of the app
- A domain service would be responsible for things like processing a payment
Resources We Like
- Domain-Driven Design Fundamentals by Julie Lerman and Steve Smith (available at Pluralsight)
- Modern Software Architecture: Domain Models, CQRS, and Event Sourcing by Dino Esposito (available at Pluralsight)
- Domain Driven Design – Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software by Eric Evans (available at Amazon)
Tip of the Week
- Want help on your side project? Make it easy for others to help:
- Put your code on GitHub.
- Create a README with instructions on how to build and run the project.
- If it’s trivial, then it will be trivial to document.
- Create an issue describing the issue as “help wanted”
- Assign the issue to Joe. /8)
- Think you know PowerShell? Check out how Mike F Robbins gets our feed.
- Remarkable – Markdown parser, done right (available on GitHub).
- Format your JSON with ease:
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