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Object Thinking by David West

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Chapter 9. All the World’s a Stage

Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 focused on individual objects and problem domains. The discussion focused on discovering—identifying—the objects that already exist in a domain and understanding what is expected of them in that domain. The focus was on an entire domain—either an enterprise (Woodgrove Bank) or an area of commerce (banking industry) as a whole—to avoid defining objects in terms of their idiosyncratic behavior in narrowly defined applications.

Our goal of object discovery was facilitated by telling specific stories about small groups of objects engaged in resolving specific problems or, collectively, providing a specific service. We did this to illustrate, to explore, and to discover the intrinsic capabilities ...

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