What does the word domain mean regarding driven design/development?

Not in terms of semantics or a scholarly definition but in terms of how it modifies processes or philosophies?

I was reading a post: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/57828/your-software-problem-solution-approach

I came across this buzzword, DDD, and didn't really know what that meant.

  • This is from the linked question : DDD - Domain Driven Design – BЈовић Feb 10 '12 at 16:24
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    Did you look up domain driven design in Wikipedia? – Caleb Feb 10 '12 at 16:30
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    From Wikipedia: Domain: A sphere of knowledge, influence, or activity. The subject area to which the user applies a program is the domain of the software. – blueberryfields Feb 10 '12 at 16:34
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    What part of the wikipedia definition is incomplete or confusing? Please be specific in your question. – S.Lott Feb 10 '12 at 16:36

Domain refers to the specific subject that the project is being developed for. Accounting is a common domain for DDD. The goal of DDD is to limit complexity of a solution by tailoring it as close as possible to the domain with the help of experts in that domain.

  • May I ask you a question? You said, "Accounting is a common domain for DDD". Accounting Domain contains Asset, Account Payable, Credit, Payroll, etc. what do domain experts call them? Are they Model, right? – Bunthai Deng Feb 26 '20 at 3:41

You could also say that DOMAIN is where you code the business logic of your application.

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