Each new project starts by choosing technology and framework first. After this they might start looking at what kind of a problem to solve. Unless we are in familiar territory, that is in my opinion quite dangerous.
After the selection the technology we try, in the best agile spirit to break problems down into small manageable sizes, for example through TDD. Most often this is done at the expense of our architecture, which ends up being messy and inflexible.
TDD works at the micro scale, where as our architecture works on a macro scale. It is significantly more expensive to refactor an architecture than refactor a "unit".
In this talk I will show how I see Agile and Domain Driven Design (DDD) work hand in hand to give us the simplest possible solution, by focusing on the domain, our non/cross functional constraints and how this affects our architecture. Often this will involve the identification of several loosely coupled domain-areas that each can be solved with different a architecture.
During the talk, I will cover the basic principles of DDD such as Bounded Contexts, Aggregates and various architecture partial solution principles Layered Architecture, Hexagonal (Ports & Adapters) / Onion Architecture, CQRS.