Many of us have heard the term domain driven design, but what does it look like when implemented? Often it is described as a silver bullet to all the design issues that plague teams, but is that realistic? In this session we will be digging into what it means to use domain driven design effectively. We will be code reviewing and evaluating several example applications with traditional domain models compared to the same applications with domain driven designs.
Tonight's topic will be presented by Devlin Liles.
Devlin Liles is the president of Improving Houston and a passionate technologist. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion is leveraging technology to solve the problems facing business. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011.
Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the world including user groups, conferences, and community events. Devlin has held the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 6 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists' annually. He is the co-author, along with his good friend Tim Rayburn of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook. When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.
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