Kodein VS Katana

Compare Kodein vs Katana and see what are their differences.


Lightweight, minimalistic dependency injection library for Kotlin & Android (by rewe-digital)
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Kodein Katana
3 0
3,117 182
0.6% -
6.7 3.6
about 1 month ago about 2 years ago
Kotlin Kotlin
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Kodein. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-09.
  • Kodein VS MocKMP - a user suggested alternative
    2 projects | 9 Nov 2022
  • Do we really need to use Dependency Injection Framework?
    3 projects | /r/androiddev | 14 Nov 2021
    Now I will finish up saying Hilt is just an opinionated way to dependency injection on Android, but there are simpler frameworks out there such as Koin or Kodein that can help take away a lot of the troubles that can come when you try to make your own framework. Just know that most other frameworks tend to be runtime injection instead of compile time injection like Hilt, which can be helpful to know at compile time if you are missing a dependency in your graph as opposed to runtime when its out in the wild.
  • Yet another DI library, bit this time it's not a service locator
    4 projects | /r/Kotlin | 2 Jul 2021
    Long answer: My pain mostly comes from using [Kodein](https://github.com/Kodein-Framework/Kodein-DI/) and a custom service locator in an iOS/Swift project. Other than that I have very little experience with DI (e.g. I never used Dagger so far), so my opinion might be a little biased. Also, both of these projects are really large, so, in many cases, a class is declared in one module but used in a completely different module and the DI or service locator is sort of the glue between the modules.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Katana. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Kodein and Katana you can also consider the following projects:

koin - Koin - a pragmatic lightweight dependency injection framework for Kotlin & Kotlin Multiplatform

kotlin-guice - Guice DSL extensions for Kotlin

butterknife - Bind Android views and callbacks to fields and methods.


kapsule - Minimalist dependency injection library for Kotlin.

KODI - light-weight KOtlin Dependency Injection (KODI)

kotlin-guiced - Convenience Kotlin API over the Google Guice DI Library

Dagger2 - A fast dependency injector for Android and Java.

Kodein-DB - Multiplatform NoSQL database