Domain Modeling Made Functional : Tackle Software Complexity with Domain-Driven Design and F#, Paperback / softback Book

Domain Modeling Made Functional : Tackle Software Complexity with Domain-Driven Design and F# Paperback / softback


You want increased customer satisfaction, faster development cycles, and less wasted work.

Domain-driven design (DDD) combined with functional programming is the innovative combo that will get you there.

In this pragmatic, down-to-earth guide, you'll see how applying the core principles of functional programming can result in software designs that model real-world requirements both elegantly and concisely - often more so than an object-oriented approach.

Practical examples in the open-source F# functional language, and examples from familiar business domains, show you how to apply these techniques to build software that is business-focused, flexible, and high quality.

Domain-driven design is a well-established approach to designing software that ensures that domain experts and developers work together effectively to create high-quality software.

This book is the first to combine DDD with techniques from statically typed functional programming.

This book is perfect for newcomers to DDD or functional programming - all the techniques you need will be introduced and explained. Model a complex domain accurately using the F# type system, creating compilable code that is also readable documentation---ensuring that the code and design never get out of sync.

Encode business rules in the design so that you have "compile-time unit tests," and eliminate many potential bugs by making illegal states unrepresentable.

Assemble a series of small, testable functions into a complete use case, and compose these individual scenarios into a large-scale design.

Discover why the combination of functional programming and DDD leads naturally to service-oriented and hexagonal architectures.

Finally, create a functional domain model that works with traditional databases, NoSQL, and event stores, and safely expose your domain via a website or API.

Solve real problems by focusing on real-world requirements for your software.

What You Need: The code in this book is designed to be run interactively on Windows, Mac and Linux.

You will need a recent version of F# (4.0 or greater), and the appropriate .NET runtime for your platform.

Full installation instructions for all platforms at


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
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  • Category: Functional programming
  • ISBN: 9781680502541

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