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Application and domain services
One of the points that I didn’t get immediately while reading Noback’s book was the purpose of domain services, compared to application services.
After asking the author to shed some light, I got the difference.
We can think of application services as use cases, e.g., order an e-book or give me the list of available e-books.
In other words, application services represent what a client (usually called primary actor) can do with our application.
Application services belong to the core, precisely to the application layer.
Conversely, domain services can be considered implementation details, e.g., calculate the order total.
They also belong to the core, encapsulated into the domain layer.
Thus, domain services are used inside the domain and not directly exposed to the clients of our application.
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