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Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns: With Examples in C# and .NET Hardcover – May 18, 2006
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From the Back Cover
“[This] is a book about design in the .NET world, driven in an agile manner and infused with the products of the enterprise patterns community. [It] shows you how to begin applying such things as TDD, object relational mapping, and DDD to .NET projects...techniques that many developers think are the key to future software development.... As the technology gets more capable and sophisticated, it becomes more important to understand how to use it well. This book is a valuable step toward advancing that understanding.”
–Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Patterns, Domain-Driven Design (DDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD) enable architects and developers to create systems that are powerful, robust, and maintainable. Now, there’s a comprehensive, practical guide to leveraging all these techniques primarily in Microsoft .NET environments, but the discussions are just as useful for Java developers.
Drawing on seminal work by Martin Fowler (Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture) and Eric Evans (Domain-Driven Design), Jimmy Nilsson shows how to create real-world architectures for any .NET application. Nilsson illuminates each principle with clear, well-annotated code examples based on C# 1.1 and 2.0. His examples and discussions will be valuable both to C# developers and those working with other .NET languages and any databases–even with other platforms, such as J2EE. Coverage includes
· Quick primers on patterns, TDD, and refactoring
· Using architectural techniques to improve software quality
· Using domain models to support business rules and validation
· Applying enterprise patterns to provide persistence support via NHibernate
· Planning effectively for the presentation layer and UI testing
· Designing for Dependency Injection, Aspect Orientation, and other new paradigms
About the Author
Jimmy Nilsson owns and runs the Swedish consulting company JNSK AB. He has written numerous technical articles and two books. He has also been training and speaking at conferences, but above everything else, he is a developer with almost 20 years of experience (www.jnsk.se/weblog/).
Top Customer Reviews
* Combines the ideas of Domain Driven Design (Evans) with Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Fowler). These books are pretty much mandatory reading prior to diving into this book.
* Draws upon a myriad of other well-known sources, including materials from Refactoring to Patterns and the GoF, work from Johnson and Lowy, as well as a rare reference to Naked Objects. The more experienced and better read you are, the more this stuff will make sense.
* Rare .NET coverage of advanced concepts like Plain Old CLR Objects (POCOs), persistence ignorant (PI) objects, O/R mapping with NHibernate, Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control, and Aspect-Oriented Programming.
* While some sections are really insightful and could contain more interesting materials, other sections seem to drone on too long. The work on defining the NUnit tests, in particular, flows like a stream of consciousness and doesn't really add a lot of structured value to understanding DDD, patters, or TDD for that matter.
* Embedded comments in the text adopt from the style used in Framework Design Guidelines. It worked very well for Cwalina / Abrams in their book because it seemed planned in from the outset.Read more ›
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.
What's worse, very often I find myself in complete disagreement with how the author is using various techniques. It hurt to read some of the TDD pieces, and it seems the author is yet to discover SOLID. Eventually the domain model looks like a complex, tangled ball of mud, not a consistent, elegant piece of art I expected.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To be fair to the author, this book of at journey to developing using DDD like tell a story where to could be lost in the context of his trying to tell you. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sarin Na Wangkanai
So far I have just passed half way and I loved every page.
I wish I had more time to go through it faster. Read more
The book gives a good understanding of applying the ideas from Eric Evan's classic book im a light and sometimes playful way. Recommended.Published on February 19, 2013 by Thomas
I spent a few months reading blogs and articles on the web sites about DDD.
I was really interested in the topic so I decided to buy a book, instead of wandering around the... Read more
Another excellent, approachable, useful book on the topic of Domain Driven Design. This book also discussed some exciting side topics that are difficult to find within the context... Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by Adam Kahtava
Read Riccardo's review, I completely agree with it. I had really high expectations for this book and I have been sorely disappointed. This book is a total waste of money. Read morePublished on December 14, 2008 by W. Halsey
I really enjoyed reading this book. Jimmy has a very conversational writing style. He will show some code, talk about the pros and cons, make a change, talk about that change and... Read morePublished on September 23, 2008 by Nikoala
I really cannot figure out how this text has received so many good reviews. The writing style feels like a stream of consciousness from an old colleague after he's been through a... Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by Riccardo Audano