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273 Pages Book

273 pages of high-quality content that teaches you how to do Domain-Driven Design with Laravel.

Tons Of Code Examples

You'll learn how to apply the concepts of domain-driven development through real-world and complex examples.

Real-World Application Code

Source code of MailTool which is a real-world e-mail marketing app that uses Domain-Driven Design.

Bonus Content

Testing complicated features and getting started with static analysis and CI/CD pipelines. A case study of a financial application.


About The Book

"Domain-Driven Design with Laravel" is the complete guide to mastering DDD the Laravel way. The book covers topics like:

  • Simplifying ugly controllers with the help of Actions

  • Leaning out your models with Custom Query Builders

  • Using View Models to query data for a specific page

  • Writing very high-level code with Custom Collections

  • Getting rid of random arrays like $data using Value Objects and DTOs

  • Removing annoying status strings like draft or approved with States and Transitions

  • Structuring your code using Domains and Applications

  • Applying CQRS in the most simple yet effective form

  • …And much more

All of the above by building a complex, real-world application. No “hello world” or “smells like a Youtube tutorial” examples. We will implement an e-mail marketing application such as ConvertKit or MailChimp, to be more precise.

What's inside

Table of Contents

In the book, I teach you how to do domain-driven design by building a real-world e-mail marketing application. Something like Mailchimp or Convertkit that ships with complex features such as e-mail sequences, automation, using queues to send hundreds of e-mails, or creating reports about the e-mails and their performances.

Basic concepts

60 pages

The first section of the book focuses on the basics. It shows you what domain-driven design is and its main concepts.

  • What is Domain-Driven Design?

  • Working With Data

  • Value Objects

  • Data Transfer Objects

  • Repositories

  • Services

  • Actions

  • ViewModels

  • CQRS

  • States And Transitions

  • Domains And Applications

  • Boundaries

  • Advantages And Disadvantages


24 pages

The second section shows you how to design a reasonably complex e-mail marketing application. From the database to the domains.

  • Overview

  • User Stories

  • Data Modeling

  • Subscribers

  • Broadcasts

  • A Quick Note On Performance

  • Sequences

  • Automations

  • Domains


188 pages

This is where we start coding! We will implement many exciting, and complicated features using the concepts discussed earlier.

  • Setting Up Domains and Applications

  • Subscribers

  • Creating A New Subscriber

  • Updating A Subscriber

  • View Models

  • Vue Component

  • Get Subscribers

  • The real power of DTOs and Actions

  • Conclusion

  • Broadcasts

  • The Broadcast DTO

  • Handling Filters

  • Upserting A Broadcast

  • Filtering Subscribers

  • Sending A Broadcast

  • Calculating The Performance Of A Broadcast

  • Previewing A Broadcast

  • Get Broadcasts

  • Sequences

  • Creating A Sequence

  • Proceeding A Sequence

  • Refactoring

  • Updating The Subscriber's Status

  • Calculating The Performance Of A Sequence

  • Progress Of A Sequence

  • Dashboard And Reports

  • New subscriber counts

  • All-Time Performance

  • Subscribers

  • Automations

  • Upserting automations

  • Running automations

Get A Free Chapter

Download the first 48 pages and take a look at it

What's inside

The Bonus Content

Case Study

Designing a portfolio and dividend tracker application.

  • Data Modeling

  • Custom Eloquent Collections

  • Integrating 3rd party APIs

  • Calculating Yield-On-Costs and Weighted Averages With The Help of Custom Collections

Testing Complex Features

How to efficiently test complicated real-life features.

  • Importing From CSV

  • Running Automations (events, queues)

  • Proceeding E-mail Sequences (mails, queues, time-sensitive scheduling logic)

Static Analysis & CI/CD Pipelines

Take your PHP code to the next level.

  • phpinsights

  • phpstan

  • deptrac

  • Github Actions

  • Gitlab Pipelines


What Are People Saying

Dries Vints, a developer from the Laravel Core Team called it a "great new book:"

Some examples from the book got featured on the Laravel Daily channel.

everything you need

Premium Package

  • MailTool source code included, which is a production Laravel e-mail marketing application.

  • Testing complex features. A 30-page PDF that shows you how to test real complicated features that interact with files, queues, e-mails, or time-sensitive.

  • Static analysis and CI/CD pipelines. A 18-page PDF helps you get started with phpinsights, phpstan, deptrac, Github actions, Gitlab pipelines. Example files included.

  • A 20-page case study of designing and building a portfolio and dividend tracker app. Source code included.

  • Teaches you how to use custom Eloquent Collections. A topic not covered in the book.

  • The 273-page book in PDF format

Regular Price $199

Real-world project included

Plus Package

  • A 20-page case study of designing and building a portfolio and dividend tracker app. Source code included.

  • Teaches you how to use custom Eloquent Collections. A topic not covered in the book.

  • The 273-page book in PDF format

Regular Price $79

only the essentials

Basic Package

  • The 273-page book in PDF format

Who Am I?

👋 Hey!I'm Martin Joo, a PHP developer since 2012. I'm also a content creator, blogger, and author of:

  • Microservices with Laravel

  • Laravel Concepts

  • Test-Driven APIs with Laravel and Pest

  • Laravel Eloquent Recipes

  • Proper API Design with Laravel

  • Common Mistakes in Laravel

  • Blog For Laravel Artisans

As you can see, I really love Laravel. I'm also sharing everything I know about development on Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes, for 30 days! Just reach out to me at, and you'll get your money back. I'll only ask you why didn't you like the product.

Exactly what files are included?

This can be different based on what package you purchase.Basic: one PDF file that contains the 273-page book.Plus: two PDFs and a ZIP file. One PDF for the book, another one for the case study. The ZIP file contains the source code of the portfolio and dividend tracker application.Premium: four PDFs and two ZIP files. One PDF for the book, one for the case study, one for "Testing Complex Features," and another for "Static Analysis And CI/CD." One of the ZIP files contains the source code of the portfolio and dividend tracker application. The other one has the source code of MailTool.

Can I upgrade from one package to another later?

Yes! Just drop me an e-mail at, and I'll create you a discount code, so you only have to pay the difference between the two packages.

Is there an epub or mobi format?

Right now, every content ships in PDF format. The reason is simple: each PDF contains a ton of code examples. These code examples look very nice in a PDF where I can use HTML to format the pages.epub and mobi kind of mess this up, so this is why I exported everything in PDF.However, if you cannot live without these formats, drop me an e-mail, and I can export a copy for you.

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Published: 2022.04.19
Updated: 2023.03.25