DDD Reference

A summary of the patterns and definitions of DDD.

Cover of DDD ReferenceThis document is meant as a convenient reference for those who know the principles of Domain-Driven Design (DDD). It does not contain full explanations of DDD or even of the terms and patterns
covered. It is intended to be used as a complement to books and other resources available to those learning about DDD.

The DDD Reference contains a brief summary of every definition and pattern in Eric Evans’ 2004 book, plus three patterns that didn’t make it into the original book, which Eric now thinks of as part of his understanding of DDD.

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Original Summaries from the Book

The summaries in the DDD Reference are derived from text extracted from the 2004 book, and placed in the Creative Commons back in 2006.

All the patterns of the book, Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software, Addisson-Wesley 2004, are contained in this document in summary form. These summaries were extracted from the original text of the book, edited for brevity, but otherwise unmodified.

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