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Domain-driven architecture

PrestaShop’s architecture is progressively evolving into a new generation, inspired by Eric Evans’s Domain-driven design (or DDD).

This new design aims to make the architecture easier to understand, maintain and extend, and is driven by the following basic principles:

  • Objects and their interactions should be designed in a way that closely represents business concepts and interactions, instead of technical abstractions.
  • Optimize for consistency rather than reusability.

One of the main features at the heart of this design is Command-Query Responsibility Segregation, or CQRS.

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