Architecture-Evident Coding Style

Simon Brown writes about an architecturally-evident coding style. He proposes to structure the components (what Eric Evans calls modules in Domain-Driven Design) along the architecture: In his example, he prefers functional components (parts of the domain) over a layer-style separation of the various program parts.

He concludes with:

The thinking [here] behind creating a micro-services architecture is essentially the same […]

Which seems a reasonable approach. He notes that this way of architecture design does not apply everywhere, of course. He notes the example of writing unit tests with mocks if the whole component only exposes a domain-layer interface.

I tend to agree with this design, as I like putting the domain as much into focus as possible. It might be a valid approach even to consider parts of the technical solution (i.e. persistence) as part of the domain. Still, it seems valid to cut a larger application along domains, if only to keep the various components small and isolated.