DDD Pattern Summaries and Definitions

This 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 the books, training courses, and the other resources available to those learning about DDD.

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. Those summaries were extracted from the original text of the book, and have been edited for brevity here.

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Domain-Driven Design Pattern Summaries by Eric Evans, DOMAIN-DRIVEN DESIGN, Addison-Wesley, 2004. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

These pattern summaries have been placed in the Creative Commons for the convenience of the community and to encourage the creation of derivative works. (This is the reason that the contents are presented in such a raw form. The new version mentioned below will be more nicely formatted!)

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The contents of the creative commons document above are directly extracted from the 2004 book. Eric Evans is currently working on an updated version of the pattern summaries which will have improved descriptions of some of the patterns and three new patterns that didn't make the original book, which Eric now thinks of as part of his understanding of DDD.

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