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Designing Hexagonal Architecture with Java - Second Edition

By : Davi Vieira
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Designing Hexagonal Architecture with Java - Second Edition

By: Davi Vieira

Overview of this book

We live in a fast-evolving world with new technologies emerging every day, where enterprises are constantly changing in an unending quest to be more profitable. So, the question arises — how to develop software capable of handling a high level of unpredictability. With this question in mind, this book explores how the hexagonal architecture can help build robust, change-tolerable, maintainable, and cloud-native applications that can meet the needs of enterprises seeking to increase their profits while dealing with uncertainties. This book starts by uncovering the secrets of the hexagonal architecture’s building blocks, such as entities, use cases, ports, and adapters. You’ll learn how to assemble business code in the domain hexagon, create features with ports and use cases in the application hexagon, and make your software compatible with different technologies by employing adapters in the framework hexagon. In this new edition, you’ll learn about the differences between a hexagonal and layered architecture and how to apply SOLID principles while developing a hexagonal system based on a real-world scenario. Finally, you’ll get to grips with using Quarkus to turn your hexagonal application into a cloud-native system. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to develop robust, flexible, and maintainable systems that will stand the test of time.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Part 1: Architecture Fundamentals
Part 2: Using Hexagons to Create a Solid Foundation
Part 3: Becoming Cloud-Native
Part 4: Hexagonal Architecture and Beyond

Part 1: Architecture Fundamentals

In this part, you will gain a solid understanding of hexagonal architecture elements: domain entities, use cases, ports, and adapters. Starting with a discussion about why we would apply hexagonal architecture principles to our project, we progressively advance our exploration by learning how to organize problem domain code with domain-driven design techniques.

Then, we examine the important role use cases and ports play in expressing system behaviors. Moving ahead, we explore how adapters allow the hexagonal system to be compatible with different protocols and technologies. Finally, we close this part by discussing how driving and driven operations influence the behaviors of a hexagonal system.

This part has the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Why Hexagonal Architecture?
  • Chapter 2, Wrapping Business Rules inside the Domain Hexagon
  • Chapter 3, Handling Behavior with Ports and Use Cases
  • Chapter 4, Creating Adapters to Interact...