Aardling's Mathias Verraes speaking at the KanDDDinsky conference


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Next week, the KanDDDinsky conference, a hub for people passionate about Domain-Driven Design (DDD), will feature Mathias Verraes, the founder of Aardling, as one of its speakers.

Mathias Verraes is no stranger to KanDDDinsky; he's been a regular speaker, notably last year with his opening keynote on Design and Reality. This time around, speak about "Bounded Contexts: Manage the Understandability of Your Systems".

From the abstract: "Technical separation alone isn’t enough. We’ve also tried separating into business domains, but it turns out that’s not enough either: software wants to be deeply interconnected, spanning different domains, and doesn’t respect those boundaries.

Bounded Contexts provide an alternative to splitting on domains or on technical modules. We can separate by looking at the semantics. The domain models that underlie our systems, the language that is being used, and the meanings of the terms. We can draw “understandability boundaries”: separations that look at how concepts in our system are understood together (or can be understood autonomously). If we organise the teams along the same lines, then team members will need to understand fewer concepts to be productive. Teams will need less coordination with other teams. Having better semantic boundaries lowers the cognitive load."

Also joining at the conference is our consultant Maxime Sanglan-Charlier. Don't hesitate to say hi to Mathias and Maxime, they're always up for challenging discussions on software design & modelling.