Structuring Applications


The code-level organization of modules. Each vertical section is an separate module of the program.

Furthermore, it is good practice to separate the EBI architecture itself into five different layers. These layers correspond to namespaces or packages in your language of choice.

  • The Host layer implements a physical manifestation of the API, e.g., a web server
  • The API layer is the interface to the program itself, which accepts input and translates it into DTOs, passing them to
  • The Service layer that contains boundaries and response and request models
  • The Core layer that contains a concrete implementation of the service layer
  • Interactors which implement boundaries and form the core business logic of the application
  • Entities which represent the data models of the program

Thus, when a program is constructed, the API is built top-down using dependency injection. The Host layer is the one doing the DI of the concrete interactors.

And that’s it. The interactors do not know what protocol its requests come from or are sent to, and the API doesn’t know what sort of an interactor implements the service boundary.