The Benefits and Drawbacks of Hexagonal Architecture

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of hexagonal architecture.

This lesson will cover the benefits and drawbacks that people may come across when they implement hexagonal architecture. These will lead to better trade-offs, which will result in the best outcome for companies and projects

Benefits of hexagonal architecture

The benefits of hexagonal architecture are as follows:

  • Hexagonal architecture has a well-defined dependency structure, which results in a clear domain model implementation.
  • It emphasizes the domain logic, which is a good match within a DDD context.
  • It clearly defines what to put in the code and where. That definition is important to maintain the code. It helps in faster, more focused, and automated tests for domain logic, mocking databases, and other external services.

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