While working on my architecture research, I've found that two architecture approaches, namely "Ports and Adapters (Hexagonal architecture)" and "Functional core - Imperative shell", are suspiciously similar.
Let's make slight changes into each architecture:
- Make inner core of the Ports and Adapters functional
- Make imperative shell consisting of Adapters
From my point of view such a combination makes great sense - advantages of both approaches are get combined. In the same time each approach adds more clarity to the combined picture: Ports and Adapters do nod clarify how core is implemented, while Functional Core - Imperative Shell does not clarify how shell should look like.
So, what do you think about this "hybrid" of two architecture patterns?