koin VS Kodein

Compare koin vs Kodein and see what are their differences.

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koin Kodein
16 3
8,697 3,147
1.3% 0.6%
9.3 5.6
8 days ago 12 days ago
Kotlin Kotlin
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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koin

Posts with mentions or reviews of koin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-21.

Kodein

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.

What are some alternatives?

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

kotlin-guice - Guice DSL extensions for Kotlin

injekt

spring-fu - Configuration DSLs for Spring Boot

kapsule - Minimalist dependency injection library for Kotlin.

KODI - light-weight KOtlin Dependency Injection (KODI)

Decompose - Kotlin Multiplatform lifecycle-aware business logic components (aka BLoCs) with routing (navigation) and pluggable UI (Jetpack Compose, SwiftUI, JS React, etc.)

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

Katana - Lightweight, minimalistic dependency injection library for Kotlin & Android