Inversion of Control Containers and the Dependency Injection Pattern (2004)

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  • Guice

    Guice (pronounced 'juice') is a lightweight dependency injection framework for Java 11 and above, brought to you by Google.

  • > Dependency injection has always been such a bad name for the concept. It is just passing dependencys as arguments.


    Dependency Injection means using tooling to "inject" the dependency, instead of passing an explicit argument.

    > Think of Guice's `@Inject` as the new `new`.

    Like many architecutral design patterns, toy examples don't illustrate the concept well. It's used for doing things like switching a large service-based system from using external databases and remote services for production, to in-memory everything for testing.

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