Friday, 11th June at The Skills Matter eXchange, London

5 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM.

The theme of this year's DDD eXchange will be architectural innovation, and particularly CQRS. We will feature leading thinkers and architects who will share their experience and Eric Evans is the programme lead.

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Keynote:DDD Emerging Themes 2010

Eric Evans will talk about Emerging Themes in Architecture and DDD in 2010 and will provide a framework for today's discussions and thinking.

Eric Evans

Eric Evans, author of Domain-driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software is a thought leader in software design, domain driven design and domain modeling and particularly focuses on strategic design.

Architectural Innovation: CQRS and the biggest mistakes teams make when applying DDD

Udi Dahan spoke at the DDD Exchange about common misunderstandings and problems that teams have with implementing Domain Driven Design. According to Udi, the domain model pattern seems to be abused more often than not. Check out this SkillsCast recording to find out why...

In this talk, Udi shares some of the biggest mistakes he has seen teams make when applying DDD. Udi covers the following areas:

  • Tiers aren’t layers
  • Logical and physical connections are different
  • All rules aren’t created equal
  • Race conditions hide business rules

Further notes:

And if Udi's talk inspired you to learn more about DDD, CQRS and event-sourcing, you may like to check out the following resources too:

CQRS Questions & Answers on Stackoverflow

Github Repository: Simple CQRS example on Github by Greg Young

Github repository: Deploying the Domain Model Pattern

Upcoming CQRS talks, conferences and meet ups for and by the Skills Matter Community

SkillsCast recordings of talks on CQRS that have been given for and by the Skills Matter community

Udi Dahan

Udi Dahan is one of the world’s foremost experts on Service-Oriented Architecture and Domain-Driven Design and also the creator of NServiceBus, the most popular service bus for .NET.

Architectural Innovation: Eventing, Event Sourcing

Greg Young will talk about Architectural Innovation, Eventing, Event Sourcing and more.

Greg Young

Greg Young coined the term "CQRS" (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) and it was instantly picked up by the community who have elaborated upon it ever since.

Parkbench Panel Discussion

Just after lunch, we'll hold the first ParkBench Panel discussion, which will focus on topics of architectural innovation, including topics discussed by Udi and Greg, as well as other architectures of interest to delegates and speakers (for example Cloud Computing). You will not only be able to ask your questions to the speakers of the expert talks, but are also actively encouraged to join the panel and express your opinion or share your experience!

DDD Revelations and Misunderstandings: a report from the trenches

In this talk Ian Cooper shares his experiences of driving a project with DDD, to help you avoid his mistakes and capitalize on his successes. 18 months ago Ian and team began a new project committed to using the approach outlined in Domain Driven Design. They had revelations as the techniques reaped rich rewards. They had setbacks where we misunderstood. They shared confusion with others in the community..

Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. When he is not writing C# code he is also the and founder of the London .NET user group.


Domain Driven Design is often misunderstood as something that advocates a lot of upfront design and at odds with the evolutionary design principles of test driven development. In this presentation, Gojko Adzic will talk about reconciling the two approaches and getting the best of both worlds, and how DDD ideas play a crucial role in behaviour driven development.

Gojko Adzic

Gojko has helped numerous teams implement best specification-by-example practices, written two books on the subject and contributed to several open source projects. He frequently speaks at leading industry conferences.

Folding together DDD & Agile

After a decade of heavy process, the Agile revolution of the late '90s threw off the dead hand of big upfront design. The bloody purge that followed was needed!

Eric Evans

Eric Evans, author of Domain-driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software is a thought leader in software design, domain driven design and domain modeling and particularly focuses on strategic design.

ParkBench Panel Discussion

After the talks have finished, we'll hold the second Park Bench Panel discussion. This discussion will begin with a focus on process integration. At some point, the moderator will open up to a general discussion of any DDD topic. Also, we'll be bringing out the drinks during this. That should keep the discussion oiled.

Eric Evans

Eric Evans, author of Domain-driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software is a thought leader in software design, domain driven design and domain modeling and particularly focuses on strategic design.

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