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"Down to Earth" DDD with "real-world" examples.,
This review is from: Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns: With Examples in C# and .NET (Hardcover)
I was expecting this book for a looong time. For those who are new to DDD and want to be a good practitioner, I think this is a must read. The reason is not only that there are not many books in this topic (check out Eric Evan's DDD book if you haven't done so) but also there are not many "down-to-earth" books available. In this book you will find many "real world" examples where the author discusses the pros and cons. I like the books that discuss the trade-offs instead of the ones that try to give `universal" answers; as "it depends" is usually the answer to most of the questions in software development.
Apart from DDD, if you are also new to TDD, PEAA (Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture by Martin Fowler, another great book), O/RM (NHibernate to be specific), Mocking frameworks (NMock to be specific), SOA, AOP etc you will find introductory level information in the book which is just enough to get started. With this book the link between the PEAA and DDD is clearer than ever. It does a great job on how to use PEAA and DDD in a complementary way.
I should also mention the format of the book; it is easy to read and grasp. No need to mention that the idea of having guest authors for specific topics is just great. And also as readers we might be subject to a new trend; having "product placements" in the book :) Some Swedish brands made it to the book as the author being a Swedish guy, which I think totally fair :)
I want to thank Jimmy and all the coauthors for this great work.